Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment for Employees: Speaking with Jodi Whitcomb of KidsPeace

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Behavioral health professionals have one of the most challenging jobs there is. Clients often have experienced enormous trauma and exhibit behaviors that are mentally and physically demanding. Caregivers bring their own trauma to the table, as well. In addition, providers are at substantial risk for experiencing vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue.

On this webinar, we heard from Jodi Whitcomb, Director of Organizational Development, Training & Quality Assurance at KidsPeace. Jodi spoke with Ukeru President, Kim Sanders, about how KidsPeace – an organization dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities – cultivated an environment of comfort for its staff. Through the use of comfort rooms and establishing a mobile relaxation program, KidsPeace is helping its team to access the self-care and support they need to do an extremely challenging – but critical – job.

You can watch a recording of the webinar here

An archive of past webinars is available here


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