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About This Event

“Trauma-informed” has become so much of a buzzword that we are even seeing it in memes and popular online publications. But does the ubiquity of the phrase mean that we are losing some of its specific meaning?  

Join us for this presentation to explore the true meaning of “trauma-informed” and how it impacts our clients, our colleagues and ourselves. Participants will gain an actionable approach to creating a trauma-informed workplace and career, using the definition laid forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  

In this session you will work to identify personal renewal goals that align with SAMHSA’s trauma-informed definition and be able to: 

  • realize the work in which you engage can produce vicarious trauma, and why; 
  • recognize signs of vicarious trauma in yourself, clients and colleagues; 
  • respond to signs and enact a care plan; and 
  • understand the importance of an ongoing care plan to reduce and prevent re-traumatization. 


  • Mary-Margaret Sweeney, MSW, RYT

    Founder, seek&summon

    Mary-Margaret Sweeney, MSW, RYT is the Chief Experience Officer of seek&summon. seek&summon brings intention to living, laboring and loving through education, coaching and therapy. With 15 years of experience as a training professional, Mary-Margaret specializes in sexual health education, trauma-informed service and service worker renewal.