National Trauma-Informed Care: Training for All-employees

Stepping Stones is committed to serve as a trauma informed care organization. As part of such efforts, all-staff training in October 2017 was provided by Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF, Exclusive Consultant, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health. The opportunity to train with a nationally-known expert was made possible via a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health. Cheryl states, “Unaddressed trauma impacts the whole person; mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. As parents, teachers and community members we can do much to support people who have experienced trauma. Trauma-informed environments acknowledge that trauma exists and that there are many pathways to recovery. By creating environments that are safe and supportive we can mitigate the extreme distress that trauma often causes.” For more information regarding trauma=informed care, https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/topics/trauma-informed-care/