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Episode 9 – Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care



In this podcast, Roxanne Pendleton shares her vast knowledge related to trauma. She discusses some typical responses to distressing events in our lives, including the importance of maintaining internal and external resources. Roxanne also defines trauma-informed care and shares principles for using this approach when relating to people who have experienced trauma.

You can order Roxanne’s book on Amazon.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, please use the text line or call one of the hotlines for assistance.

Crisis Text Line – Text CONNECT to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – (800) 273-8255 – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – (800)-662-HELP [4357] – http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

About Roxanne

With a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Rev. Roxanne Pendleton spent over two decades addressing trauma in diverse settings, including churches, schools, hospitals, hospice, and community organizations. She also has lived experience of trauma, mental illness, and recovery in her own life and family. These experiences and the resulting, hard-won wisdom give Roxanne an important perspective to share. Her book, Laughing Again: A Survivor’s Guide to Healing Depression (2010), tells the story of Roxanne’s recovery from suicidal depression and key lifestyle practices that have kept her well to this day.

In 2014, Roxanne’s expertise led her to a job at Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health Acute Care units where she developed trauma-sensitive training and trauma-responsive projects to support resiliency. In 2017, Roxanne moved into her current position at the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation where she serves as a consultant for those seeking to cultivate trauma sensitivity, embodied compassion, and overall well-being through innovation as well as evidence-based and best practices.


Episode 6 – Suicide Prevention with Kirsti Millar



Kirsti Millar will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming suicide prevention conference. To find out more and to register for the conference, please visit our website here.

Kirsti is the Suicide Prevention Liaison at ReDiscover where she coordinates the Show Me Zero Youth Suicide Grant which serves clients ages 10-24 and the Show Me Zero Suicide Grant working with adults aged 25 and up.  She has dynamic experience in crisis work and has utilized her creativity in program expansion and client engagement at ReDiscover for three years.  She has seven years in the field working with both adults and youth alike in therapeutic, case management and crisis like settings. She completed her Master’s in Counseling from Missouri State University