As part of Brookhaven’s monthly professional seminar series, Lucinda Morte, MSC of MHA-OK will be presenting “Trauma Informed Care-A Practical Approach” on October 3, 2018.
Attendees will learn a practical approach of how trauma impacts clients, colleagues, and organizations. A focus on how the brain responds to trauma and how that can impact helpers. Attendees will also learn a shared language in looking at the approach from a trauma informed lens.
For over a decade, Lucinda has provided behavioral health treatment with a specialization in the criminal justice population in California and Oklahoma. She has had the opportunity to work in a trauma informed care certified treatment facility for the last 4 years, until her career moved her into advocacy working with Mental Health Association Oklahoma as the SunBridge Clinical Coordinator where she helps individuals with mental health needs to access care and support through information and referral service together with screening individuals for pro bono counseling for qualified individuals, both are designed to help those who might otherwise “fall through the cracks” in accessing mental health care. Lucinda has presented on a variety of topics related to sustained recovery, alternatives to incarceration, sanctuary model of trauma informed care, substance use, and balancing self care in the work place in numerous venues such as the Zarrow Symposium and the NASW National Conference. Lucinda is a trainer for all new incoming staff on the Sanctuary Model and is a member of the Sanctuary Core Team.
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