This episode I chat with Martha Brown, PhD about trauma-informed evaluation, but more specifically about how we as evaluators can help organizations become more trauma-informed. We talk about trauma, the SAMHSA model of trauma-informed work, and much more!
Martha talked about trauma-informed evaluation also on the Glass Frog podcast with Debbie Gowensmith and on the Community Possibilities podcast. Other resources mentioned include the AEA365 series on trauma-informed evaluation and the Center for Victims of Torture.
For an introductory, self-paced course to learn more about trauma and what it means to be trauma-informed, visit https://www.rjaeconsulting.com/becoming-trauma-informed-how-to-apply-the-principles-of-trauma-informed-care-to-your-life-work-and-community- Suggested donation is $75-99 - special module for evaluators.
Martha Brown is president and founder of RJAE Consulting and an active member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She received her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 and is an accomplished author, evaluator, program designer, presenter, trainer, and teacher. Dr. Brown’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She also authored the best-selling book, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Schools Up to Succeed, available from Living Justice Press. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on the topics of educational policy reform, restorative justice, arts education, and culturally responsive evaluation.
Martha’s content expertise is in trauma informed organizations and practices, restorative justice, and arts evaluation. She brings a unique blend of creativity, caring, passion, and technical skills to her work. Martha utilizes a restorative approach to her work as an evaluator, always placing relationships at the center of her work.
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