Social Justice, Faith, Trauma, and a Way Forward: A Workshop for Professionals


Join us for our 2-day virtual course!


About the Event

McLean Hospital’s Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change is excited to offer our latest series, “Social Justice, Faith, Trauma, and a Way Forward.”

Attendees will learn from leading experts about how they have successfully placed a trauma-informed lens in the areas of education, justice system, public policy, social justice, spirituality and faith, government, and community.

Highlights of this series include:

  • How to use a restorative justice approach to create conditions in an organization where people are cultivating connections and healing while attending to the work of dismantling racism and other systems of oppression
  • How to create the conditions for safety, healing, and belonging within an organization
  • How to operationalize trauma-informed practices and approaches in an organization

This workshop series is ideal for individuals and organizations who want to implement trauma-informed systems change.

Be inspired and learn from national and international trauma-informed experts.

Space is limited. Register now!

Registration Is Open!

Join us online for this virtual 2-day course.

Optional continuing education credits are available. Find more information below.

Choose your dates below. Reserve your spot now!


Who Attends

  • Health Care Providers & Administrators
  • Lawyers, Judges, Law Enforcement
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Communications Teams
  • Educators, School Administrators
  • Not-for-Profit / Community / Faith Organization Leadership & Staff
  • Physicians, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Choose Your Dates

These 2-day sessions are offered quarterly. Space is limited. Sign up now!

  • March 6-7, 2023 – 10am-5:45pm
  • June 5-6, 2023 – 10am-5:45pm


Learning Objectives

Attendees of this 2-day interactive trauma-focused training will:

  • Learn to begin building relational trust as a community
  • Examine the intersection of trauma, social justice, and policy
  • Explore practices for community engagement and healing
  • Discuss the intersection of Black racial identity, aging, and gender as it relates to trauma
  • Identify the unique historical, sociopolitical, and family/community level sources of trauma impacting Black older adults and their health
  • Explore strategies for mitigating the deleterious effects of trauma in the lives of Black older adults
  • Acknowledge bi-directional relationships between community sectors on qualities of life for all populations within communities
  • Recognize that communities that are not safe cannot be healthy
  • Examine how communities that are not equitably healthy cannot fulfill their qualities of life
  • Describe collective, comprehensive, ongoing efforts to move forward from diverse community sectors
  • Explore fractioning and fracturing; understanding how public systems, even those that hold themselves out as trauma informed, have become adept at recognizing that people who cause harm often have been harmed themselves, but have not yet developed effective interventions that treat them




Student / Trainee



Group Rate
(40 people)


Sample Schedule

All times listed are Eastern time zone

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What Is a Trauma-Informed Organization?

It is one thing to know trauma-informed principles, it is another thing to effectively put those principles to work.

According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Chapter 1 on Trauma Informed Organizations, “creating a trauma-informed organization is a fluid, ongoing process. As an organization’s demographics change across time, exposure to specific types of traumas may become more prevalent, and knowledge of best and evidence-based practices continue to advance.”

“A trauma-informed organization continues to demonstrate a commitment to compassionate and effective practices and organizational reassessments, and the organization adapts to meet the needs of its members and the individuals it serves with histories of trauma.”

According to SAMSHA Chapter 1 and other sources, characteristics of a trauma-informed organization can include:

  • Organizational commitment to building a trauma-informed agency
  • Establishing a useful trauma-informed framework to support and sustain change
  • Soliciting the input and support from diverse stakeholders, including persons with lived experience
  • Reviewing and adjusting policies, practices, and procedures through a trauma-informed lens
  • Creating an organizational operational plan for thoughtful implementation of trauma-informed change
  • Establishing a wide support network for change using internal and external trauma-informed champions
  • Acting on the plan and establishing a continuous quality improvement process to determine the effectiveness and utility of trauma-informed practices and approaches
  • Developing metrics to assess the effectiveness of practices and approaches
  • Providing maintenance/trauma-informed training and coaching


With any questions about these trainings or issues with registration, please contact Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia.

Email Dr. Moreland-Capuia

Accreditations and Approvals


McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 11 CE credits.


This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 11 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 11 continuing education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorization number D91272.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6085. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 11 NBCC hours.

Disclosure Policy

McLean Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is McLean’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that McLean may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Refund Policy

Due to the small nature of our trainings, the Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change cannot offer any refunds. If the participant is unable to attend, they may send a substitute attendee.


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