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Aligning Cultural Humility and Trauma-Informed Approaches

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People experience incredibly high rates of trauma prior to and because of their involvement in the criminal justice system. As a result, many professionals working in the justice system are beginning to implement a trauma-informed approach that guides behavioral health and criminal justice professionals to develop practices, services, and policies that promote recovery and avoid re-traumatization.

Both culture and individual risk and resilience factors influence how trauma is conceptualized and experienced. Because of this, an attitude of cultural humility should be utilized when developing trauma-informed responses.

This webinar will help criminal justice and behavioral health professionals promote recovery and safety by adopting a trauma-informed approach that aligns with an attitude of cultural humility. This webinar will feature a presentation from Policy Research Associates Inc. and a panel discussion with criminal justice and behavioral health leaders.


  • Dr. Lisa Callahan, Senior Research Associate, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
  • Tosa Two Heart, Community Behavioral Health Director, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Rapid City, SD
  • Ashley Krider, Senior Project Associate, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
  • Rachel Lee, Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Magdalena Morales-Aina, Director, El Paso County, Community Supervision and Corrections Department

Date Created: December 8, 2021