Speaking Engagements


APRIL 2021

Pre-Conference Workshop:  Annual Meeting of Massachusetts Association of School Counselors,

April 5th   9:00 a.m. – noon, EST.  Topic: Creating Trauma Responsive Institutions   Open to members of MASCA and non-members.


Registration:  https://ncyi.org/conferences/mascac/#mascaregister


How Trauma From the Pandemic Affects Student Wellness: Amelioration Strategies

April 7th  1:00pm — 1: 45 pm. est.

Sponsored by NEOA (New England Educational Opportunity Association) Visit the website for more details:  https://www.neoaonline.org/a_conference_reg.php

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup: Trauma Strategies for Educators Affected by the Pandemic

April 28  3:00pm – 4:30pm est. 

(Registration and Zoom link TBD) Sponsored by CLIF (Children’s Literacy Foundation) Visit the website for mroe details https://clifonline.org/



Trauma Responsive Institution Workshop: Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 9 am to 12 pm via Zoom

This webinar is designed to provide individuals within organizations that serve traumatized individuals, with particular attention to clients/patients affected by COVID-19, with concrete strategies that will enable them to help their institutions become more trauma responsive. Attention will also recognize and address institutional reopening. This webinar focuses on how institutions themselves can develop a greater trauma responsive culture, especially upon reopening, and the importance of this cultural change for those individuals served and the caregivers working there. Through discussion and examples the webinar participants will have a set of tools to take back to and adapt for their home institutions. In this webinar, participants will see that there is no single strategy to enable institutions to become trauma responsive; instead, there are many approaches, actions and activities (the 3A’s) that, together, enable significant and invaluable institutional trauma responsiveness. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention or Non-Profit and Public Management Certificate Program]

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How to Deal with Trauma Anniversaries: Shootings, Deaths, Suicides and Pandemics

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9 am to 12 pm via Zoom

This webinar is designed to deal with the reality that traumatic events do not disappear with the passage of time and the original trauma can be retriggered by anniversaries. We need quality ways in which to deal with trauma anniversaries that recognize their power and do not exacerbate the trauma symptoms evoked. This webinar will provide concrete examples of effective strategies for remembering traumas among individuals, families, communities and organizations. The examples will address the reality that anniversaries affect and must be remembered differently among children and adults, those located near and far during and after the original trauma, and those with other intervening trauma triggering experiences. We will also address differences between first anniversaries and those that occur after the passage of time (five years; ten years). Special attention will be paid to how educational institutions and social service organizations can deal with trauma anniversaries.

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How to Reopen Schools Optimally in the Fall: Planning, Preparing, and Predicting 

June 19th, noon – 2:00pm

Sponsored by DKG International;  Visit the website for more details:  https://www.dkg.org/



Teaching Summer Session of TRIO/Outward Bound at Western Connecticut State University (July/August 2021)

Topic: Why Do We Need Laws and Are They Fair?  This is for rising 9th and 10th graders. Not open to the public.  Trauma responsive pedagogy will be employed.