This training on trauma explores a non-clinical definition of trauma created by a survivor of extreme traumatic experience. The training looks at how and why trauma becomes locked within the body and the effects unresolved trauma has on the mind. We will explore behaviors and thinking patterns related to unresolved traumatic experience and identify ways of freeing ourselves from the confines of traumatic experiences. Finally, we will discuss the heightened vulnerability to experiencing trauma by being a member of a marginalized group.
Thomas Brown, M.Ed, is a Certified Peer Specialist who has worked in this capacity for nine years. Thomas is also a leading trauma educator and teaches trauma studies from a combined lived experience and academic research perspective at various universities and institutions within the Boston area including Harvard Medical School and Tufts University. Thomas is a lead trainer of peer specialists in the state’s Certified Peer Specialist program through the Transformation Center. He works full-time as a Peer Coordinator at Bay Cove Human Services in Boston where he trains all staff in his Trauma-Informed Approach Training.