HSABC Webinar: Trauma in Practice - Informed Care in Frontline Settings

September 8, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Residents in homeless shelters and transition homes often have extensive trauma histories.  In this training participants will learn about the effects of trauma on the individual and about the behaviours that typically arise in coping with these effects.  We will discuss what it means to be trauma-informed and how to integrate this knowledge into everyday interactions and into facility procedures and practices.  Providing Trauma-informed Care is critical to helping individuals move through the barriers to healing.  The role that service providers play in this healing journey will also be explored. 


Instructor: Katherine Aubrey 


Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness. Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counselling. She also has experience working with people who have experienced violence. Some of her past and current employers include:

  • Correctional Service Canada
  • Long-term Inmates Now in the Community,
  • Aurora Centre/ a Residential Addiction Treatment Center for Women,
  • KlaHowEya, Indigenous Wellness Center
  • Metis Nation
  • and numerous non-profit organizations.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling. She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California.