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Inclusive, Trauma-Informed Risk Management

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A collaboration between Dr. Christine Norton, Steve Smith, and Taylor Feldman

Join Dr. Christine Norton and Experiential Consulting for a four-week series on inclusive, trauma-informed risk management. Together, we will explore the connection of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work and your organization’s risk management plan - and how they could be working at cross-purposes. We will also explore how trauma can show up in outdoor programs, and how we can instruct, design, and debrief programs in a trauma-informed way. This series includes three live sessions on Zoom, as well as one week for homework and self-reflection. Join us on this journey towards more inclusive, trauma-informed outdoor programming for all.

Cost:  $300 - with discounts available for AEE, AORE members

A Four-Week Virtual Training Program

7/13/22 - Week 1 - Inclusive Risk Management

7/20/22 - Week 2 - Trauma-Informed Risk Management


Week 3 - (No meeting) - Activities to apply concepts to your own programs


8/3/22 - Week 4 - Participants share learning and identify next steps

All classes will be 10-11:30 AM Pacific Time / 1-2:30 Eastern  

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Dr. Norton is a Professor of Social Work at Texas State University. She received her PhD in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has a MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and a MS in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Experiential Therapist, a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist. Christine has over 30 years of experience as a social worker and outdoor experiential educator. Christine is a Research Scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center and was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar, having taught adventure therapy at National Taiwan Normal University. Christine leads resilience trainings focused on mental health, trauma recovery, and the healing power of nature, and she has presented her work around the world. She is also an ActivatEE storytelling coach for the Association for Experiential Education.

Steve Smith and Taylor Feldman are consultants with Experiential Consulting, LLC - bios can be found on our About Us page

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