Understanding Trauma and Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Violence Advocacy

Experiencing Domestic Violence and other multiple forms of abuse and oppression affects how we think and feel and sets the basis for our relationships with family, friends, community and service providers.  This webinar will provide a holistic and integrated framework for responding to trauma and mental health in the context of domestic violence.   It will look at the critical role of trauma-informed care in supporting healing and resiliency, both individual and community; and how a trauma-informed approach can strengthen and enhance advocacy work by increasing understanding of the psychological consequences of individual, collective and historical trauma and how this understanding and awareness supports survivors’ access to and experience of services.

Presented by Carole Warshaw, MD, Natonal Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health