The Trauma-Informed Lens: Taking Care of Ourselves and the Children

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00am - 2:00pm

The Leir Retreat Center, Inc.
220 Branchville Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Green Chimneys employees enjoy great benefits and a unique work environment

Working with children affected by trauma is a challenging job that can take a toll on even the most experienced educator or clinician.


Join an interactive conference on trauma-informed care focused on the impact of the work on staff, and ways to support them through understanding the brain science behind trauma. Hear about the research on vicarious trauma taking place at LaSalle School, a therapeutic day and residential program in Albany, NY. Learn concrete techniques for self-care to take back to your school or agency.


This conference is designed for educators, school administrators, and direct care staff working with youth who have experienced trauma.

Conference Schedule

9:00am – 9:45am
Registration & Breakfast; Introduction

9:45am – 11:45am
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Taking trauma-informed care to the next level, addressing vicarious and first hand trauma in the workplace
Dina McManus, LCSW-R
Director for Clinical Services, LaSalle School

11:45am – 12:45pm

12:45pm – 2:00pm
Post Crisis Response for Staff and Beyond
A trauma-informed lens for supervision to foster healing and growth

Ed Dalpe
Human Resources Training Associate (and former special ed teacher), Green Chimneys
Kristin Licardi, LCSW
Director of Social Services, Green Chimneys

This event is FREE but you must register before November 1.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is now closed.


This meeting is made possible with generous support provided by
Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Foundation.