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Deconstructing Trauma: Understanding and Providing Trauma-Informed Care

It is estimated that 90% of clients seeking behavioral healthcare in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event. Therefore, it’s crucial for all behavioral health providers, regardless of specialization, to understand and gain proficiency in trauma-informed care. This presentation will be the first in a series of trauma-informed trainings offered by the West Virginia Behavioral Health Workforce and Health Equity Training Center in 2022. It will provide an overview of the continuum of stress and trauma, trauma-sensitive screening and assessment, multicultural considerations, evidence-based treatment modalities, and suggestions for implementation of the principles of trauma-informed care. Speaker Bio: Kari Mika-Lude oversees the WV Behavioral Health Workforce and Health Equity Training Center at Marshall University, made possible (in part) by SAMHSA through a grant funded by the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health. She has more than 10 years of experience as a professional counselor, most of which has been spent in community mental health. She is independently licensed in both West Virginia (LPC) and Illinois (LCPC) and holds addiction counseling credentials in both states. Her primary clinical specialization is trauma, with a focus on first responders, and she is trained in EMDR. In 2018, she founded and now oversees a private group practice, where she provides clinical supervision and consultation services. She has provided consultation on trauma-informed screening procedures for the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. She and her husband, who is a firefighter/EMT, have provided trainings on first responder wellness, PTSD recovery, suicide prevention, and trauma-informed workplaces for police, fire, EMS, and 911/dispatch. Kari has also developed and delivered trainings on a variety of topics for both professionals and community members, including psychological disaster preparedness, sexual violence and addiction, intimate partner violence, gatekeeping in counselor education, and more. Kari serves on the Cabell County Critical Incident Stress Management team and on the Executive Board of the West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and she is an affiliate faculty member at Northwestern University.
Date/Time: 05/19/2022 1:00 PM - 05/19/2022 4:30 PM
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Kari Mika-Lude
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