Arc Connections Event: Trauma Informed Care

The Importance of Practicing Trauma Informed Care in the time of Covid-19

This will be a panel discussion with three distinct pieces that address the importance of families and those in the human services field taking a Trauma Informed Care self-help approach to address the added stressors of the Covid-19 Pandemic in order to better support people with I/DD.

Presentation Breakdown:

  • An Overview: COVID-19: The impact, and importance of TIC and resiliency: Learn tools that we can use to help support ourselves, friends and family, and ways we can support others, using Trauma-Informed Care Principles
  • Reality Check: It’s okay to not be okay
  • Diving deeper into self-care and how this practice effects our mind and body.

Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the panel in a dynamic discussion for how we can best support ourselves, and not ignore our own past traumatic experiences, in order to better foster resilience.

When: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
Time: 3pm-4:30pm
Presented by:

  • Elissa Strassman – Coordinator Health and Wellness for The Arc of Monroe
  • Amy Lopata- Director Behavioral Support Services for The Arc of Monroe
  • Jen Parks – Clinical Assessment Specialist for The Arc of Monroe

This Arc Connections “Webinar Event” is open to Care Coordination Organizations, Arc staff, people we support at the Arc, their families, community partners, and the community at large.


Please RSVP by signing up through the form below. Or by emailing Matt Fico, Community Outreach Coordinator, at

**The Microsoft Teams webinar link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event date.**


Jun 24 2020


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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