Trauma-informed care has been used more extensively in psychotherapy and social work settings, however, it can also have a practical application in any setting, personal or professional. I think this is especially relevant for libraries where we work with patrons and, at times, in large organizations with many moving parts. In this talk, we will define trauma and how it affects the nervous system, discuss some approaches to trauma-informed care, and imagine ways it can be applied to your library setting.
About the Presenter:
Nisha Mody is a librarian at UCLA with experience serving as the Associate Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region and as a Health & Life Sciences Librarian as the liaison to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to entering librarianship, Nisha worked as a speech-language pathologist in a private practice, skilled nursing facility, school, and long-term acute care hospital. She is passionate about trauma-informed care and social justice. Nisha received her MLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University.