Tuesday, February 16th
Session 1: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Session 2: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Over the last 13 years, the domestic violence advocacy field has incorporated a trauma-informed approach to its work with survivors. In these presentations, Olga Trujillo, a survivor of domestic violence and child abuse, will deconstruct her experience of violence and healing and pose a more holistic approach to services. Olga is an attorney, trainer, internationally renowned speaker and author who has devoted her career to helping advocates, first responders and others in the field better understand the impact of trauma on survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
Please join us for one or both of the following sessions:
Session One - Domestic Violence: A Healing-Centered & Culturally Responsive Approach
A healing-centered approach incorporates a trauma-informed lens while also centering the survivor’s cultural identity and strengths. We’ll examine why cultural identity is so important and explore strategies that sustain connection and center cultural identity and individual strengths at its foundation. A panel discussion with AVDA CEO Maisha Colter, Daya Executive Director Rachna Kare, and The Women’s Home's Chief Program Officer Staci Sewell Young will follow.
Session Two - Exploring Dissociative Identity Disorder: What it Means for Your Work
Olga Trujillo was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) at the age of 31. In this workshop, she will bring her experience with DID to help participants expand their knowledge from an inside out perspective. Participants will learn what DID is, how someone develops it, what it feels like to have it, what it looks like from the outside, what the healing process can look like and how you can work with someone who has it.