In this training session, facilitator Melanie Matthews will walk through best practices for facilitating Public Narratives through a trauma-informed lens. Given ICL's commitment to providing learning spaces that are safe for all participants, we highly encourage facilitators to attend this session. ICL leads numerous trainings that require facilitators to be skilled in trauma-informed practice; those who attend this session will, thus, be considered for contracts with such groups in the future.
This training session will help facilitators to understand trauma, how Public Narratives can trigger trauma, and best practices for supporting someone within a non-therapeutic setting. This training will not qualify facilitators to perform trauma therapy.
Melanie Matthews is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with BSW and MSW degrees. Melanie is also one of ICL's facilitators. Melanie has worked in mental health and social services for almost 10 years and currently operates a private practice.