Register now for our upcoming May webinar on Responding to Mental Health Crisis: The What and Whys of Self-injury

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) is pleased to announce a new, exciting webinar! Join us for this webinar, and please stay tuned for information about our other upcoming webinars in 2017!

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2016 – 2017 Webinars

Trauma-Informed Responses to Emotional Distress and Crisis


Responding to Mental Health Crisis:
The What and Whys of Self-injury

Monday, May 22 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT)

This presentation will explore what we mean when we refer to “self-injury” and why people self-injure. It will also speak to the role of trauma and how we can move beyond common misconceptions about self-injury to better understand and support people in our services.

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH)

Presented by:

Sera Davidow, Director, Western Mass Recovery Learning Community

Sera Davidow has been the Director of Western Mass Recovery Learning Community since it’s inception in 2007. She is also a part of the statewide Certified Peer Specialist training team, a filmmaker, and a regular blogger for Mad in America, as well as a mother of two and wife of one. Sera also identifies as a survivor of trauma, including trauma experienced both within and outside of the mental health system. Sera speaks on a wide range of topics including (but not limited to):

  • Trauma
  • Self-injury
  • Language
  • Starting a peer respite
  • Developing peer roles

Cathy Cave, Senior Training Consultant, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Cathy has 30 years experience as an administrator, facilitator and consultant specializing in culture and inclusion, disparities elimination, trauma-informed practices, peer support, strength based approaches and leadership within child welfare, education, juvenile justice, disaster response, mental health, domestic and sexual violence advocacy, and corrections. Currently, Cathy provides technical assistance on trauma, cultural competence, wellness and peer support through the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, The Mental Health Empowerment Project, governmental agencies, advisory bodies, coalitions and direct service organizations throughout the country. She uses her survivor, family, community, provider and administrative perspectives to facilitate organizational change at local, state and national levels.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-957-0449 (TTY).


Please stay tuned for information about our upcoming webinars! To join our email list, go to http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/newsletter-sign-up/.

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