Engaging the 12 Sectors in Cultivating a Trauma-Informed Community
A multi-sectoral team of four individuals was selected to participate in the 2019 National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health through the Center for Health Leadership & Practice, a program of the Public Health Institute and CDC. This team has gained invaluable individual and team-based skills and knowledge through this opportunity as they collaborate to foster a trauma-informed Kankakee County. This presentation will include a panel discussion that identifies the leadership skills and team-based approach needed to address a transformational population health project that addresses health equity and social determinants of health. Participants will walk away from this presentation with ideas of how to identify their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders, and how to build a strong multi-sectoral team that can successfully address challenging public health issues. Building on momentum of the Trauma-Free Illinois Initiative, the team will also share strategies on how to create community buy-in for effective dispersion of trauma-informed care to the diverse sectors in the community setting.
1. Become familiar with tools and resources to identify and build their own leadership style.
2. Have increased knowledge of how to build a successful multi-sectoral team.
3. List activities to build trauma-informed care in their own communities.
Drug-Free Communities Project Coordinator
Pledge for Life Partnership
President and CEO
Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
Organizational Development Specialist
Garden of Prayer Youth Center
Laura Sztuba DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Director of Community Outreach and Planning
Kankakee County Health Department