FEBRUARY 24, 2022

10AM- 11:30AM PST

(1.5 HOURS)


Secondary Traumatic Stress and Reflective Practice/ Supervision


This online workshop for child-serving professionals (Leaders, Supervisors, Managers and Above) reviews the concepts of secondary traumatic stress and introduces Reflective Supervision as an organizational strategy to address professional well-being. The course will provide an overview of STS, discuss the role of reflective practice and supervision in addressing STS, and presents key skills.


Learners will:

  • Understand the impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress on child serving system workers
  • Recognize the role of reflective practice and supervision in addressing secondary traumatic stress and workforce well-being and resilience
  • Learn the key skills of reflective supervision and how they can be used to address STS

Who should attend: Team leads, supervisors, managers, or other roles with supervision responsibilities at family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, and other child and family serving organizations.

Important Registration Information:

  1. This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion and  demonstration.
  2. This is a small group workshop and spaces are limited. Preference will be given to applicants from California. Please note that registrations will NOT be automatically approved and you will not immediately receive a confirmation of registration. We will contact waitlisted applicants by the week of February 17, 2022.
  3. This training will be recorded. Registered participants will receive a link to the recording within 2 days of the training.
  4. By registering for a CalTrin training, you consent to be added to the CalTrin mailing list. This ensures that you receive notifications about the training(s) for which you are registered. You will also receive 2 CalTrin Connect newsletters each month.


Training Pre-work


Review the Reflective Supervision Quick Guide (1 page)

Melissa Bernstein, PhD

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

In her role at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, directs the Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems (ACTS) and Trauma-Informed Licensing Team (TILT) Initiatives. Her research centers around supporting systems in planning for, implementing, and sustaining trauma-Informed change that aligns with best practice and science.


Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Al Killen-Harvey is the co-founder of The Harvey Institute, a training and consultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes through integrating sexual health. For the past 24 years he has worked at the Chadwick Center where he has served in a variety of clinical and training positions. He has worked for several decades in the field of trauma treatment and is a past recipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “Unsung Hero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/or neglected. He is a faculty member of the San Diego Public Child Welfare Training Academy.