Trauma exists in many forms and millions of Americans experience it every year. Traumatic experiences impact mental and physical health and significantly impacts one’s overall well-being. Trauma has ripple effects for one’s families and across generations. As statistics on trauma become more widely known there is a growing need for what is known as Trauma-informed Care. Lorna Schmidt discusses Trauma-informed Care with Stacie Joncas, Senior Program Manager of Clinical Health at Catholic Charities.
As a member of the Social Justice Advocacy & Engagement team, I lead the strategic development and execution of Catholic Charities’ public policy agenda. My work covers local, state and federal levels, advocating for policies and programs that promote justice in the community.