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Trauma-Informed Leadership: A Deep Dive into Safety and Trustworthiness



This workshop was presented on February 9 & March 9, 2023


Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.




The concept of trauma-informed care has received extensive attention over the last 10 years. Trauma-informed practices have been designated across multiple types of service systems, including child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, among others. To date, the primary focus has been on supporting the organization and its employees to utilize a trauma-informed approach with the clientele served. However, considering recent national and global events, a broader trauma-informed leadership approach at an organizational level is warranted.

This workshop series is designed to build on the Trauma-informed Leadership webinar. Part 1 (February 9) will focus on team psychological safety and part 2 (March 9) will focus on building team trust. In each section, participants will engage in self-assessment and self-reflection activities to identify their areas of strength as well as potential challenges in this work. You will be encouraged to share and learn from one another so that you can leave the session with concrete strategies to build safety and trust in your teams.


In this workshop, we will:

  • Define and articulate the components of a trauma-informed leadership approach
  • Identify concrete strategies to assist in building psychological safety in their teams
  • Identify concrete strategies to assist in building trust in their teams


Who should attend: Staff in leadership roles in family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, and other child and family-serving organizations.



  • This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
  • Participants are expected to attend both sessions in this series.
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Lisa Conradi, Psy.D. is the Executive Director at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. In this role, she oversees all programming at the Chadwick Center, a children’s advocacy center which houses one of the largest trauma treatment centers in the nation. She has significant experience in the field of child trauma and in supporting service systems to become more trauma-informed. She has led implementation of trauma-focused evidence-based practices for children, adolescents, and their families and the development of resources designed to help systems become trauma-informed. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and is trained on evidence-based trauma-focused treatment practices, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Dr. Conradi received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California. She is co-author of the recent book, Trauma-Informed Assessment with Children and Adolescents: Strategies to Support Clinicians.




Executive Director, Chadwick Center for Children & Families,
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego