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WNYLRC Webinar: Practicing Trauma Informed Approaches, Two Part Session

October 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

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One event on October 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

*This will be a two part session, held on October 7th and October 15th at 10 am. Each session will be 90 minutes, with a 15 minute break.*

Webinar Description: 

Trauma-informed care (TIC) approaches incorporate key principals to ensure that direct service and organizational supports are attentive to how trauma affects individuals and communities. By developing trauma-informed service systems, organizations can implement care approaches that address the lived and stated needs of staff, providers, and people seeking services. Participants will identify how to facilitate TIC strategies to mitigate the impact of traumatic stress by developing an understanding of the  signs and symptoms of trauma, barriers and challenges to care provisions and ways to enhance empathic engagements. Through this series, participants will develop personal and organizational self-care strategies and ways to sustain TIC into the organizational culture and practices.


  • Participants will be able to provide a definition of trauma that includes collective traumatic stress, historical trauma, and complex trauma.
  • Participants will be able to understand the term “trauma informed care,” and its relevance in organizational culture, and the Six Principles of TIC
  • Conceptualize organizational strategies to move TIC forward in your organization.

Learn how to identify escalating situations using a trauma-informed lens and build empathy to enhance supportive responses.

*This will be a two part session, held on October 7th and October 15th at 10 am. Each session will be 90 minutes, with a 15 minute break.*

About the Presenter:

Caroline Sharkey is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and Program Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor for the TILT (Trauma Informed Library Transformation) program at the Athens Public Library in Athens, Georgia. She has 24 years working with youth, families, and communities to address trauma in the fields of education, social work, and community development. She has led trauma-informed organizations, trained agencies, and facilitated more than 350 community and professional presentations. Caroline is currently pursuing her doctorate in social work at the University of Georgia.

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October 7, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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