Organizational Trauma

Trauma Informed Organizations

Milicent Otieno, Chief Executive Officer of Local Capacities for Peace International in Nairobi, Kenya, Annette Lantz-Simmons, Executive Director of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Kansas City, Missouri and David Brubaker, Associate Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in Harrisonburg, Virginia talk about the necessity of being trauma-aware and how organizations might implement a trauma-informed framework. This 8 minute video was created with input from students of the 2015 Summer Peacebuilding Institute who were enrolled in the Strategies for Trauma-Informed Organizations course.

Ted Talk: The Paradox of Trauma-Informed Care

This 12 minute presentation by Dr. Vicky Kelly discusses the paradox of trauma-informed care. Dr. Kelly has over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist, administrator, consultant and trainer. She is a nationally known trainer in the areas of trauma and attachment. The common thread across her career has been helping victims of trauma heal. She has been an early advocate for human services to adopt “trauma-informed care,” an approach that calls for a focus not just on someone’s behavior, but, more importantly, on what drives behavior.

Self Care Series Origins and Dynamics of Organizational Trauma From the Tennessee Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Just like people, organizations can experience trauma. Organizations can be traumatized by single catastrophic events, ongoing harms, and by the nature of working with victims of trauma. This hour-long workshop explores how organizational trauma occurs, how it affects people in the organization, and how to build resiliency.