Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture


Mirna Herrera

Presentation Description: 

How and why we need to ask “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?”. We will explore how trauma affects a person’s life and using compassion as a key to being trauma sensitive. We will discuss triggers and their effects on us and the people around us; whether it’s a co-worker, a friend, or a stranger on the bus. Participants will be presented with trauma sensitive tools to use in their everyday lives.   


  • Introduce basic concepts of trauma informed care
  • Describe how trauma impacts different aspects of a person’s well-being
  • Explore triggers in ourselves and others
  • Discuss how to be trauma sensitive in our every-day lives

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