Acknowledging and effectively intervening in stress and trauma builds a resilient workforce better able to manage crisis in our lives, organization, and community. This is why it is important to develop a trauma-informed workplace.
But what does it mean to be trauma-informed, and how can nonprofits build such an environment for their own teams?
In this workshop, participants will learn what it means to be trauma-informed, as well as
some of the basic principles of a trauma-informed workplace. These principles are applicable to any size or type of nonprofit, and create a strengths-based framework grounded in the understanding of and response to the impact of trauma to approach relationships.
Additionally, participants will also learn some strategies for managing their own experiences of stress and trauma, and explore how supervisors can better support their supervisees during times of stress and trauma.
This workshop is geared toward supervisors looking to build their skills in recognizing and managing stress responses.
is the Southeast Minnesota regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where she serves as a liaison between MCN’s St. Paul office and nonprofits in Southeast Minnesota. Terri has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire life, mostly focused around issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. She has served as the executive director of five nonprofits in three states and currently lives in Rochester.
Prior to joining MCN, Terri served as the director of community engagement for the Women’s Shelter and Support Center. She has a B.A. from Wake Forest University and an M.T.S. in Feminist Theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School.