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Becoming a Trauma-Informed Leader: Preparing for Change at the Personal & Team Level

This training was presented
February 7 & March 6, 2024







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 last couple of years have been incredibly challenging for leaders who have supported staff throughout a time of profound societal change. Leaders are trying to achieve the ultimate balancing act by ensuring that they continue to provide necessary services to the public, support their staff with both compassion and accountability, and take care of themselves. 

This workshop series is designed to build on the Trauma-informed Leadership webinar from August 2023 through two intensive deep-dive conversations. Part 1 (February 7) will focus on supporting the individual leader to prepare to do this work, and part 2 (March 6) will focus on supporting leaders to implement this work with their team with a focus on developing safety, trust, and boundaries. In each section, participants will engage in self-assessment and self-reflection activities to identify their areas of strength as well as potential challenges. Participants will be encouraged to share and learn from one another so that they can leave the session with concrete strategies to support their development as trauma-informed leaders.  


Learners will: 

  • Define and articulate the four pillars of a trauma-informed leadership approach.
  • Identify concrete strategies that leaders can use to prepare to become trauma-informed leaders.
  • Identify concrete strategies to assist in building safety, trust, and boundaries in their teams.


Who should attend: Staff in leadership roles in family resource centers (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), community-based organizations, and other child- and family-serving systems.



  • 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
  • This training will NOT be recorded.
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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 Dieg