Webinar Series: Implementing the Principles of a Trauma Responsive Service System


The SAMHSA Concept Paper on Implementing a Trauma Informed Approach will provide the basis for this four-part series designed to create a values-based framework for moving from theory to practice.  The six principles for creating a trauma responsive service delivery will be presented. Organizations that serve victims of crime and those that have used their services will lend their voices and their experiences to share how they used the principles in creating trauma responsive services.  Discussions on the importance of recognizing and addressing unconscious or implicit bias and its impact on services will also be discussed. The principles serve as a non-prescriptive road map to assist with the implementation of trauma responsive services and creating an atmosphere where all victims of crime want to come for help/services.


Session: Cultural/Historical & Peer Support

Date & Time: July 16, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern


  • Maurissa Stone-Bass, The Living Well
  • Cherene Caraco, Recovery Network

Presentation Recording: https://youtu.be/HttWLfKRkNY

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Session: Safety & Trustworthiness/Transparency

Date & Time: July 30, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern


  • JoAnne Wallace, Baltimore City Police
  • Chawntay Willie, Baltimore City Police
  • Charryse Wright, Just Wright Consulting

Presentation Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv8Nxnf4G8w

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Session: Empowerment/Voice/Choice & Collaboration/Mutuality

Date & Time: August 11, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern


  • William Kellibrew, Baltimore City Health Department
  • Devika Shankar, LA LGBT Center

Presentation Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5kXwRukj9Q

Presentation Powerpoint: https://www.nasmhpd.org/sites/default/files/OVC%20Webinar%20Series%20PPT...


Session: Lessons Learned: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services to Traditionally Underserved Victims of Crime

Date & Time: September 22, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern

Speakers: OVC Purpose Area 3b Grantees (more information below)

Description: Grantees from Los Angeles LGBT Center, Clinical and Support Options, Inc (MA), and Center for Trauma & Resilience (CO) will discuss lessons learned on increasing access to mental health services to traditionally underserved victims of crime through implementing trauma responsive services. The purpose of addressing the trauma experienced by victims of crime is not always understood by their providers. By understanding the impact of trauma on victim survivors, responding in way that enhances the realization that behavior is frequently an adaptation to trauma and that healing must be the focus of service and support is key to ensuring organizations create an atmosphere where all victims of crime want to come to you for help/services. Grantees will discuss challenges and how they applied a trauma-informed lens to successfully overcome obstacles.

Presentation Recording: https://youtu.be/DWB_1b6dzsk

Presentation Powerpoint: https://www.nasmhpd.org/sites/default/files/OVC%20Webinar%20Series%20PPT...


This product was supported by grant number 2017-VF-GX-K142, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.