Trauma-Informed Approach & Its Impact on Care Providers

Presented by: Nick Brady

Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
Tuesday, Nov. 19 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Psychological trauma is a serious public health issue facing the world today. Research has demonstrated the life-altering effects of trauma, including adverse childhood experiences, and the impact it can have on a person’s life and health trajectory. This conference will focus on exploring the public health nature of psychological trauma and two factors which can be utilized in system level approaches to address trauma. An introduction to two clinical approaches to address trauma will be covered: namely, the ARC framework and somatic experiencing. The conference will end with a peer to peer discussion on the applications of the knowledge and concepts examined during the conference.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to learn how you and your organization can become trauma-informed!

Space is limited! Register soon to guarantee a seat!

Requests for special accommodations must be submitted 30 days prior to the conference.

Registration Fee

$100 (Deadline to register: Nov. 12) Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch, CEUs and training materials.

Speaker Bio

Nick Brady is an enthusiastic and transformational leader. He is committed to working with schools, communities, and health entities to build trauma-informed individuals and systems that understand and recognize the complexity of trauma and what knowledge of trauma can do to transform our approaches to health. Nick serves as a Principal Consultant of ChildWorks which equips people with the tools and expertise to successfully address trauma in their respective systems.

When Nick is not working, he prioritizes spending time with his significant other, Madalyn, his family, and his friends. He passionately pursues adventure every moment he can by traveling, riding roller coasters, and striving to live in the moment.

Nick graduated from the University of Illinois in Springfield with a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology and a Master’s degree in human services.

Who Should Attend

Social workers, counselors, nurses, case managers, and others interested in the trauma-informed approach.

Continuing Education (CEUs)

CEUs provided for social workers, professional counselors and nurses. An application has been submitted for alcohol and drug counselors.  

Memorial Health System is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations as a provider of continuing education for Licensed Professional Counselors (Provider #197-000015) and Social Workers (Provider #159-000302). Six hours of continuing education credit will be provided at this conference for social workers and professional counselors.

CEUs for Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors have been applied for through IAODAPCA.

Memorial Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-356-2230418).


The conference will be held at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) located at 228 W. Miller Street on Memorial Medical Center’s main campus in Springfield. Free parking is available in the MCLI parking garage, the second floor opens to the overpass.


Memorial Behavioral Health is a not-for-profit organization providing high-quality, comprehensive mental health and rehabilitation services. 

As an affiliate of Memorial Health System, Memorial Behavioral Health is one of the largest providers of behavioral health services in central Illinois, serving more than 9,000 individuals each year at each of its six sites of care as well as in hospitals and out in the community setting. 

Established in 1947, Memorial Behavioral Health, formerly known as Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois or MHCCI, has more than 65 years of experience caring for children, adolescents and adults.