Trauma Awareness 101 for Leaders


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When: Mar 16 2021 - 4:00pm until Mar 16 2021 - 5:30pm

After a short overview of what trauma is, learn how trauma shows up in our brains and our nervous systems. What are our neuro-biological responses to trauma and what are some practical tools to help us, as leaders and individuals, handle those responses? If you would like to bring modeling clay (or Play-Doh) to this session, and you can make a model of the brain along with Jenica (you will need four different colors).

About Jenica Wright

Jenica Wright is a trauma informed care practitioner focusing on healing centered practices for survivors, activists and helping professionals. She grew up in Honolulu, HI and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She strives to contribute to change in the world by providing training and resources on self-care, compassion fatigue, and trauma awareness to individuals and organizations to facilitate healing and help build stronger advocates and communities working for social justice. Learn more about her work here:


How to Register/Attend

Signup to attend the virtual workshop by filling out the following Google form: If you are unable to access the registration form, please email us directly at [email protected]

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Gretchen Alther