Responsive Librarianship through a Trauma Informed Lens
Through this course, library staff will learn the impact trauma has on individuals and how it shapes the services they provide. Participants will explore strategies and techniques they can use when providing services to patrons or developing new programs. This webinar will address how trauma informed care is key to responsive librarianship and it will teach individuals skills they can use to avoid re-traumatization.
- Participants will learn to conceptualize trauma and how it impacts a person’s whole being.
- Participants will learn strategies and skills that provide support to patrons and avoid re-traumatization
- Participants will learn trauma informed practices and ways they can include them in library services or programs
About the Speaker:
Beatriz De La Espriella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides professional development and training surrounding mental health issues. She is a certified Trauma Informed Care professional and a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer. Beatriz has provided training to school staff in areas of child abuse, suicide, crisis response and mental health awareness. Beatriz has worked with school aged children and their families to strengthen and manage their quality of life. She also has over nine years of experience working with the immigrant community, where she has completed multiple community trainings. Beatriz holds a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University.