Partners, Professionals Collaborate to Help Trauma Victims Heal

Media Advisory:
March 12, 2013

Nicole Stookey, Northwest Region Communications Director
(850) 509-2675

Partners, Professionals Collaborate to Help Trauma Victims Heal
~Conference will share strategies to improve services for survivors of trauma~

TALLAHASSEE – Most people experience potentially traumatic events such as accidents, health problems, assaults or economic hardships throughout their lifetime. Experts trained to support and help others can sometimes forget how trauma impacts the lives of those seeking a helping hand. This can lead to re-traumatization or ineffective treatment approaches.

In an effort to strengthen services to individuals who have been victims of trauma, violence and abuse, the Circuit 2 Trauma-Informed Care workgroup will host the second annual large-scale conference, “Instilling Hope through Trauma-Informed Care II,” on Thursday at Tallahassee Community College. The conference will provide tools to support professionals as they plant seeds of hope and help trauma victims heal.

  • WHATSecond Annual “Instilling Hope through Trauma-Informed Care II” Conference
  • WHO300 social services professionals representing more than 35 organizations and private practitioners who serve child, youth and adult victims of trauma
  • WHENThursday, March 14, 2013, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Media are invited to attend.

     Schedule of events are as follows:

  • 8:45-9 a.m. - Opening Remarks: Vicki Abrams, Northwest Region Director, Department of Children and Families
  • 9-10 a.m. - Keynote: Trauma, Drama and Chaos: The Road to Recovery and Redemption, Karen Saulter, Mental Health Coordinator, Greenville Correctional Facility
  • 10:15-11:45 a.m. - Morning Sessions
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. - Keynote: Instilling Hope, Pat Tuthill, Peyton Tuthill Foundation
  • 1:45-3:15 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions I
  • 3:30-5 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions II


  • WHERETallahassee Community College Workforce Development Center, 444 Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee