Trauma-Informed Care: The 6 Principles Towards Building Resilience

This training has been approved for 2 credit hours by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Presenter: Tashina Reeder, PhD, LSW

Tashina Reeder
Tashina Reeder, PhD, LSW

Description: Consequently, trauma has been and continues to be a common phenomenon that affects individuals, families, communities, and generations of people. Regardless of professional status, we can assume that people from all walks of life have experienced some form of trauma. In light of all the tragedy in our day to day environments (i.e., work, home, neighborhood, etc.), professionals of all disciplines should have an awareness and skill set of how to create a safe and trauma-informed environment.

Using the lens The Sanctuary Model, this interactive workshop will engage participants in a series of activities and group discussions of the six trauma-informed principles and practices to cultivate an environment of empathy and resilience.

Learning Objective: After this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the definition of Trauma-Informed Care
  2. Understand the 6 principles of Trauma-Informed Care
  3. Adopt the Sanctuary Model perspective of “What Happen to Them” in their interactions with co-workers and consumers to assist in building empathy and resilience
  4. Understand how internal systems and practices perpetuate trauma and what can be done to resolve such practices.

About Tashina Reeder, PhD, LSW

Dr. Reeder holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy and a Masters in Social Work. She is a licensed social worker who holds certifications in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy and Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) groups for women and young girls alike. Dr. Reeder currently works as the Director of the Community Health Training Alliance and Clinical Supervisor at Philadelphia FIGHT. In this role, she creates and organizes health-related educational forums, i.e., conferences, webinars, etc., in collaboration with the community and other social service providers to educate professionals and the community at large. Prior to working at FIGHT, Dr. Reeder worked in the capacity of the Clinical Director of a substance abuse program for women for 11 years, where she offered treatment services to women and their families promoting self-determination, self-efficacy, recovery supports, and education.

Her love for people and culture has afforded her opportunities to travel abroad to teach and inspire women and youth to be speakers of life in a world where oppressive constructs are created and misused. She has also presented at various academic and professional forums on topics of Spirituality, Addictions, Trauma, and Empathy, and currently facilitates professional development training on the subject of trauma-informed care within behavioral health institutions.

Dr. Reeder has hosted and coordinated women’s empowerment conferences in the Bahamas, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, where in which women were uplifted to move beyond their emotional pain into a place of healing and purpose. She is one of the co-authors in a book entitled, Pink Sisters Chronicles 3: It Takes a Village, and was honored as a No More Secrets Survivor honoree by the No More Secrets MBS: A Realistic Approach to Sexual Health organization in 2017. Dr. Reeder is a lover of travel, art, music, dance, movies, string instruments, and reading a good novel. Her life’s motto is, “An empowered soul has no limits!”