AFCC Webinars

Helping Courts Untangle Trauma from Drama

December 12, 2019
1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time USA
Shawn C. Marsh, PhD

Helping Courts Untangle Trauma from Drama

As a critical point of contact for many who have experienced trauma or substantial adversity, courts are increasingly interested in trauma-informed approaches to working with both consumers and administrators of justice. This session will provide an overview of how trauma and chronic adversity impacts human development and functioning, outline the role of the court in addressing trauma, and present tips and tools to support trauma-informed practices in courts.

Shawn C. Marsh, PhD is the Director of the Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program and Associate Professor of Judicial Studies, Communication Studies, and Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. As the Director of Judicial Studies, he oversees the nations only program to offer both a Masters and Ph.D. degree in judicial studies exclusively for sitting judges. Dr. Marsh is a social psychologist with interests in the areas of psychology and the law, bias and decision-making, adolescent development, trauma, resiliency, and juvenile justice. He has served on numerous national advisory committees, including the U.S. National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Task Force, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control STRYVE Youth Violence Prevention Council, the U.S. Office of Victims of Crime Coordinating Systems of Care Steering Committee, and the National Training Team for Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts coordinated by the National Center for State Courts.

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