Trauma-Informed Berkshires

GuestPresentersLogoRGB smallat The Colonial Theatre
Tuesday, August 15 at 9am
Tickets: FREE!
Please RSVP for FREE ticket by calling 413-997-4444

Moving from Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of Those We Serve, Love and Care for: to Implementing Principles of Trauma Informed Care.

The Department of Mental Health is committed to bringing trauma informed approaches to its organization and Western Mass communities in conjunction with the agencies and people of those communities. 

The Berkshire Area Department of Mental Health, Department of Developmental Services, the Brien Center, and Trauma Informed Berkshires are very excited to bring presenters:   Raul Almazar and Joan Gillece from the National Association of Mental Health Program Directors; and Michael Skinner, musician and award winning speaker; to present a trauma integrated and informed approach to health, life, social and our community.  This approach has proven to be effective in helping communities to proactively and practically address issues related to poverty, isolation, education, stigma, and social and medical health and wellness. 

SAMHSA’s Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative Concept of Trauma and Guidance for Trauma Informed Approach will be discussed describing the values based principles and domains that serve not as prescriptive measures rather guidelines to implementing an approach aimed at doing not harm.  Practical examples of innovative, low cost strategies will be shared as well as resources and technical assistance opportunities.

This event is free and open to all members of our community.  Refreshments will be provided. We hope that you will join us!