Bringing Leadership/ Supervisory “Way of Being” That Supports and Guides Trauma-Responsive Environments

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As part of Care Compass Network’s (CCN) commitment to promote a culturally compassionate workforce, transformation, improved health and wellbeing for our community, the Regional Trauma-Informed Care Network Team (RTIC) strongly feels a duty to advance the adoption and operationalization of Trauma-Informed Care practices and principles across settings. At its core, we believe TIC should be the minimal standard of care to afford the children, families, communities, educators, clinicians, professionals, caregivers, and the most vulnerable in our community to achieve and maintain a higher quality of care and of life, as well as the opportunity to thrive.

There is a deep need for all of us to strengthen our understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and the surviving and thriving behaviors that we see in ourselves and each other. Participants will be asked to explore and contemplate trauma responsive supervision, professional development, and what it means for the “how” of the conversation that they have with their supervisees. Self-care will be considered throughout the training, as we seek to deepen our understanding of how the supervisor’s/leader’s wellness impacts the supervisory process and benefits the supervisees. The focus of the training is to guide leadership so they can create a safe, collaborative space where personal and professional growth of the supervisee is a primary focus.


Trainer: Cheryl Martin, MA, R.N., Master CASAC

Cheryl is currently working as an Integrated Health Trainer and Clinical Consultant for Coordinated Care Services, Inc. where she has developed curriculum and provided training and/or coaching for health care providers, schools, human services and criminal justice on a variety of topics including: motivational interviewing (MI), SBIRT, trauma and trauma responsive services, person-centered planning, parenting, co-occurring disorders, and substance use disorders. Cheryl is a NYS OASAS Motivational Interviewing (MI), Clinical Supervision Foundations II and SBIRT trainer. She has been a member of Motivational Interviewing Network Trainers (MINT) since 2004 and a Motivational Interviewing Assessment Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA: STEP) trainer for the NIDA Blending Initiative.