Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, TI Task Force Co-Chairs Susan Hess and Devika Shankar and Core Strategic Planning Committee Member Brenda Ingram presented at Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective. The event, hosted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) USC Unit, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association, and Relationship … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective

Wellness for Professionals


On March 21, 2017, TI Task Force Core Strategic Planning Committee Member Nkem Ndefo and TI Task Force Advisor Elizabeth Eastlund presented on a panel at an event hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work – Wellness for Professionals: Taking Care while Giving Care. The event began with a screening of … Continue reading Wellness for Professionals

Film Screening & Panel: Resilience


On November 16th, The NASW USC Unit, Black Social Work Caucus of USC, and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association screened the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.  The film screening was followed by a panel discussion that explored the biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect, and … Continue reading Film Screening & Panel: Resilience

Paper Tigers Film Screening Sparks Dialogue in LA


Over two hundred individuals gathered last week at the screening of the award-winning film Paper Tigers, in commemoration of the inaugural “All School Day” at the USC School of Social Work. The focus of the day was on public health and the importance of cultivating trauma informed communities. The event was hosted by the USC School of … Continue reading Paper Tigers Film Screening Sparks Dialogue in LA

2nd Community Roundtable


The Trauma Informed Task Force of Greater Los Angeles (TICTFGLA) held our 2nd Community Roundtable on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Hillsides, in Pasadena. Over 80 community members, service providers, and other interested professionals were in attendance. The theme of this roundtable was Community Trauma and Community Healing, and the goals included: Learn about the … Continue reading 2nd Community Roundtable

1st Community Roundtable


On July 14, 2015, the Trauma Informed Care Task Force of Greater Los Angeles (TICTFGLA) held our first ever Community Roundtable at City Council Member Mike Bonin’s office in Westchester. Over 100 community members and professionals attended this event, which was hosted by the TICTFGLA Steering Committee. We were very fortunate to have Norma Cumpian … Continue reading 1st Community Roundtable