B4: Integrating Trauma-Responsive Practices and Equity to Support Staff Wellness and Resilience

Area of Focus: Workforce Resilience and Leadership
Room Location: Key 11

Deepening the understanding of stress, adversity and trauma is a burgeoning focus in community-based and human services organizations. As part of the understanding of equity and cultural competence within equity, diversity, and inclusion, it is important for organizations to also understand the trauma that exists for people from historically oppressed and marginalized groups. Understanding common language, and practical applications in approaches at the individual, program/organization, and system levels is important to implementing and sustaining transformation. An integrated trauma responsive and equity-focused approach can improve the experience, overall wellness, and long-term engagement, of the workforce and service recipients.

Learning Objectives

  • About the intersection of trauma-responsive practices and equity-focused approaches
  • At least one specific, practical action that can support and maintain a resilient workforce


Kesha Carter
Chief Diversity Officer

Elizabeth Meeker
Senior Director of Practice Transformation

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