Plenary Session: Best Practices in Addressing Trauma in the Community/Closing & Adjournment
June 20, 2019 - 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Marleen Wong, PhD, LCSW
Senior Vice Dean, David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Natural disasters. School violence. Domestic terrorism. Racial disparities. Domestic violence. These events, and many more, can have a tremendous impact on people’s daily lives. Due to skills and their presence in various settings (hospitals, schools, mental health centers, government agencies, etc), social workers are increasingly accepting the challenge to address these issues. This session will address several key points in addressing trauma and discussing best practices in the community including, the SAMHSA Framework for Trauma Informed Systems, identify sources of trauma in the lives of children, and identify sills and interventions for caretakers, educators, and mental health service providers.