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Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining Transformational Change

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“We know this thing about trauma, what do we do about it?”

Susan A. Green

In this podcast, our guest, Professor Susan A. Green discusses the increased interest among organizations and systems to provide a trauma-informed approach to care and to plan for, implement, and sustain trauma-informed organizational change. She describes what it means and why it is important for an organization to become trauma-informed, the experiences of organizations as they transformed into being trauma-informed, and the benefits of becoming trauma-informed. The episode concludes with a short discussion on the Trauma-Informed Organization Change Manual, which is available through the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC).

Susan Green

Susan A. Green, LCSW, is currently a clinical professor at the UB School of Social Work. She is certified as an EMDR therapist, Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Green has taught courses in social work interventions with children, adults, families, groups and communities; trauma theory and treatment; risk and resilience; and diversity. She is committed to the integration of theory with practice as she combines full-time teaching and training with clinical practice. Green has been working with various groups and individuals for more than 20 years as both a special educator and social worker.

Interviewer: Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW

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