Shery Mead, a sought after international speaker and the author of three books, is an expert trainer who focuses on trauma-informed peer support, warmline skills, peer-run crisis alternatives, co-supervision, and facilitation.
While hosting a trauma-informed peer support workshop in Oakland in April 2011, Shery tells her story and why she is passionate about her work.
Certified Peer Specialist Beth Filson discusses the impact of trauma over one's lifespan, as well as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). To learn more about the study, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm.
PEERS staff member and event organizer Yaffa Alter shares an original poem during the Trauma-Informed Peer Support Workshop in Oakland on April 20, 2011. The workshop, led by experts Shery Mead and Beth Filson, taught participants how to support to a peer after or during a trauma, and how trauma — whether experienced in childhood or later in life — can shape and influence human behavior.