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    Trauma Informed Care - FREE Event

    Date: July 14, 2020, 11:30am
    Patsy Carter , Ph.D and Barb Shepard, JD
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    Trauma Informed Care:  What is it and what role do human resource professional s have in the work environment?

    Experience a brief  introduction to what we know about trauma including how it can change brain development and the body’s functioning with a lifelong impact.  With this knowledge we then explore what organizations and communities can do to try to  mitigate the impact of trauma by becoming trauma informed and what that means.  For organizations, human resource policies and practices are foundational in creating a culture of safety and trust that supports not only the populations served but the staff of the organization, their most valuable and possibly vulnerable resource.  We explore these policies and practices through the lens of the five principles of trauma informed:  Safety, Trustworthiness, Choice, Collaboration and Empowerment.

    Speakers:  Patsy Carter , Ph.D and Barb Shepard, JD

    When: July 14, 2020, 11:30 AM—1:00 PM

    Where:  Webinar

    Cost:  FREE


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    Speaker Bio

    Patsy Carter, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience working in the field of child mental health. She worked for the Missouri Dept. of Mental Health in various capacities for the majority of that time in both inpatient and outpatient settings and holding both    clinical and administrative positions. The last five years she was in a joint position with the Children’s Division providing clinical and policy consultation on behavioral health issues. She was the trauma lead for both DMH and Children’s Division, developing and facilitating the state Trauma Roundtable that created the nationally recognized MO Model: A Developmental Framework for    Trauma Informed and related policy and population guidance documents. In October of 2018, Dr. Carter retired from state         government and joined the University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry to start up the Center for Excellence in Child Well-Being where she continues to provide clinical and policy consultation related to children’s social and    emotional health. Dr. Carter received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of MO-Columbia and her doctorate in clinical psychology from University of Mississippi.

    Barb Shepard, JD is the Vice President of Human Resources at Christian Horizons, a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing a continuum of care where older adults can thrive. She brings 30 plus years of experience in the Human Resources field. Most of her career was in the heavy industry, business-to-business sector such as include industrial laundry, smelting and mining. Transitioning to the nonprofit sector in 2013, first with a child serving organization, then with a start-up organization supporting people          returning to their community from prison and now with an organization serving older adults. Her passion is in creating associate centric HR systems and processes that allows the talent to accomplish the strategic objectives of the organization. Barb has a    Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from St. Louis University.

    Barb enjoys the rural life with her husband, Greg, and raising and working with their Weimaraners. Barb’s interest in Christian   Horizons is to live her faith by working with an organization that embraces serving people.

    The Missouri Model Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
    The Missouri Model is guided by 5 key principles: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. According to the Missouri Model, the principles are defined as the following:
    Safety: Ensure physical and emotional safety, recognizing and responding to how racial, ethnic, religious, gender or sexual identity may impact safety across the lifespan.
    Trustworthiness: Foster genuine relationships and practices that build trust, making tasks clear, maintaining appropriate boundaries and creating norms for interaction that promote reconciliation and healing. Understand and respond to ways in which explicit and implicit power can affect the development of trusting relationships. This includes acknowledging and mitigating internal biases and recognizing the historic power of majority populations.
    Choice: Maximize choice, addressing how privilege, power, and historic relationships impact both perceptions about and ability to act upon choice.
    Collaboration: Honor transparency and self-determination, and seek to minimize the impact of the inherent power differential while maximizing collaboration and sharing responsibility for making meaningful decisions.
    Empowerment: Encouraging self-efficacy, identifying strengths and building skills which leads to individual pathways for healing while recognizing and responding to the impact of historical trauma and oppression.