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Transforming Trauma: Building Community Resilience & Self-Healing Communities

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


Oaklawn invites you to join us from 9-10:30 a.m. on October 16 via Zoom. This is the fourth in a series of trainings between September and October, and you can sign up for related trainings at www.oaklawn.org/events. This training is a continuation of Oaklawn’s efforts over the past five-plus years to build a more trauma-informed community. Featured speaker is Dr. Nancy Michael, director of Undergraduate Studies at the Neuroscience and Behavior Institute at Notre Dame.

Dr. Nancy Michael

Nancy is passionate about brain development, from how early childhood trauma shapes the brain over time to the effects of hormones in teens. She encourages communities to leverage that knowledge in addressing societal issues ranging from education to homelessness.



Learning objectives:

  • Use a developmental neuroscience framework to understand our behavior and reactions, and to become empowered to change those reactions
  • Neurobiological origins of human need for attachment and why this is key to resilience on both individual and community level.  “How we show up matters.”
  • Review of terminology: Trauma Aware, Trauma Informed, Trauma Sensitive, Self-Healing Community
  • Theory of change
    • Where do we want to be?
    • How can we get there?


  • 9-10:15 a.m. Presentation
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. Q&A

Thanks to generous financial support from The Source, Elkhart County’s system of care, this training is offered free of charge. 

 Clinicians who complete this training will receive 1.5 CEUs.

Register at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9kcxmrdab&oeidk=a07eh8opn74cbcfb526


October 16
9:00 am - 10:30 am