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Understanding Historical Trauma & Resilience *New Venue*

June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm


June 21
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Dakota Lodge

1200 Stassen Lane
West Saint Paul, MN 55118 United States
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(952) 891-7000
Understanding Historical Trauma & Resilience
Admission for one plus lunch
81 available

Christine Smith, M.A.

Professional Excellence Training Series

Understanding Historical Trauma and Resilience


This interactive workshop topics include;

  • Culture and Values
  • Defining Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Minnesota Data
  • Historical and Current Traumas Affecting African American and American Indian People
  • Bias and Myths Influencing Policies and Systems
  • Healing and Resilience Through a Core Protective Factors Lens.



Christine has been working in systems to address inequities for individuals and families impacted by historical trauma for over ten years at the city, state and more recently, national level. She is currently working for the Minnesota Department of Health as the Health Equity and Tribal Grants Supervisor for the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives (OSHII). Her previous work experience of eight years was for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program as a counselor and then at the State of Minnesota for the Department Human Services were she served as a Policy Consultant and Tribal Liaison. She holds a Bachelors in Organizational Communication from Augsburg College with a minor in Religion and a Master’s degree in Family Life Education from Concordia University.



CEU applications have been submitted for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy, Board of Social Work and Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

CEU certificates are awarded following completion of a post-event online post-test and survey. 

To comply with board requirements regarding issuance of CEU credits, attendees will verify attendance and completion by having their tickets scanned at check-in, and by signing out at the end of the day. 

To ensure compliance, please be sure you enter the full name and personal email address for each attendee during checkout. 




Food Served

Continental/Light Breakfast, Coffee, Light Lunch/Boxed Lunch and Water

Appropriate for:

Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Professionals, Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Clinical Trainees, Interns/Students, Health Care Professionals, General Population, Skills Workers, Direct Support Workers and Peer Support

Who's coming?

11 people are attending Understanding Historical Trauma & Resilience *New Venue*

Josalan Sullivan Carol Warren-Abbott Kendra Ogdon Mary Vorpahl Lauren Stelflug Debra Wamsley Kimberly Swinson-Stafford Heidi Anderson Ann Brosnan Elizabeth Perrin Dean Gorall