Building Trauma Responsive Systems

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Minneapolis College is excited to announce, "Building Trauma Responsive Systems," a six-week learning series with the primary goal of building and sustaining resiliency within higher education. 

During this learning experience participants will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma on the individual and systemic level.
  • Recognize that psychological safety and personal wellness are foundational elements in engaging trauma responsive work, and learn practical strategies to building and sustaining personal resiliency.
  • Understand the intersectionality between trauma, systemic racism and inequity in higher education.
  • Learn what it means to be a trauma responsive "healing organization" and consider steps towards becoming a healing institution.
  • Develop a workplan to further you or your systems' (dependent on sphere of influence) pursuit of trauma responsiveness.
  • Receive individual or small group coaching to support your development and application of your workplan (dependent on availability and full-time participation of all six training sessions).

This learning series is about giving yourself the time and permission to think and imagine how we, individually and collectively, might come together to build healing institutions.

April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17
3 to 4:30 p.m.
 

Open to all across MinnState.
 

About the Presenters

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Dr. Meagan Abel

Dr. Meagan Abel is a clinical psychologist with specialty in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related conditions, health psychology and the management of chronic pain. She provides consultation and training services to organizations on the topics of trauma responsiveness and post traumatic growth. Meagan has been a strong advocate for building equity in higher education in Minnesota, particularly with regards to issues of race and gender. She is known for her down to earth-holistic approach and draws from evidence-based practices and methodologies to help organizations make meaningful change.

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Dr. Michael Thomas

Dr. Michael Thomas is a senior clinical psychologist with specialty in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related conditions. He is the owner of Learning and Resiliency Services, LLC which provides consultation and training services to organizations on the topics of trauma responsiveness and resiliency building. Michael is known for his heart felt facilitation of training and attention to detail. He is particularly interested in the use of implementation science to create socially meaningful change within systems.