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From DEI Trauma Awareness to DEI Trauma Informed

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM) (EST)
Event Details

This workshop, "From DEI Trauma Awareness to DEI Trauma Informed" is part 2 in our 4 part series. In part one of our series, “Exploring DEI through the lens of Trauma”, we reviewed the evolution of the concept of Trauma - becoming “trauma aware”.  Additionally, we explored how reimagining our individual and collective way of being and knowing in the world, through the framework of “trauma awareness” may expand our approach to DEI goals from cursory compliance and tolerance of difference to a space where diversity, equity and inclusion can intersect in a more complete and organic way.

In this webinar we will build on our earlier lessons, to further assist you and your organization in ways the “lens of trauma” can better inform your approach to achieving sustainable and transformational change.

In this webinar participants will

  • Confirm “Trauma aware” status
  • Define what “Trauma Aware” should look like within an organization
  • Define the difference between “Trauma Aware” and “Trauma Informed”
  • Identify opportunities where an approach to implementation of DEI initiatives can shift from “Trauma aware to Trauma Informed”

Dr. Amy E. Alexander, PhD

Born in Pittsburgh, PA., Dr. Alexander attended California University of Pennsylvania where she earned her B.S. in Education and a 7-12 Social Science certification. She earned her master’s degree in education (MS. Ed.) and a K-12  School Counseling certification from Duquesne University and returned to her alma mater to earn her PhD in Counseling and Supervision. Dr. Alexander’s research interest’s and areas of expertise focus on counseling diverse populations, trauma and trauma-informed interventions, Transgenerational Trauma, Historical Trauma, and Cultural Trauma in the African American community in particular.

Dr. Alexander has presented at national conferences, such as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), state counseling associations, local universities, and high schools and for community organizations such as local branches of the NAACP on diversity, transferred trauma, and the importance of mental health treatment in minority communities. As a classroom teacher, Dr. Alexander garnered student nominated awards such as Who’s Who Among American Teachers (2000 and 2002), and National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers (2005-2006). She continues in her full-time position as a School Counselor at Penn Hills Senior High School and as a clinician part-time at a walk-in crisis center in the city. Dr. Alexander’s career spans the fields of both mental health and education as those worlds coalesce and over-lap in myriad ways to affect our personal and work lives and our ability to function as leaders in those realms.

DANA DEI Learning Series is generously underwritten by





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Contact Organization:
Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)
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