Even before the COVID pandemic, trauma was widely prevalent in our society. The collective trauma we are all experiencing now as the result of this pandemic has only exacerbated the issue. Moreover, trauma has negatively affected organizations taxing already stressed systems of care and practitioner wellness. This presentation will examine the many types of trauma and its prevalence in society. We will discuss how grief and the grieving process is a part of experiencing trauma. Finally, we will explore forgiveness and how having forgiveness for yourself and others is the path to healing and living a fuller life. Never before has this topic been more relevant and needed to serve each other and those depending on us for help.
10am – 11:30am CDT
Scott Webb is a trauma survivor himself who has worked in the behavioral health field for 36 years. His career has included clinical, administrative and consultative work. He is currently the Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator at the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. He holds a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Since 2014, Scott has provided training and technical assistance on trauma-informed care principles to more than 15,000 clinicians statewide. His insights on trauma-informed care have been featured in articles published by Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Isthmus. He also has presented at numerous conferences and acted as keynote speaker for the UW-Madison School of Social Work, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin Conference, and the Wisconsin Personal Services Association.