Trauma-Sensitive Resiliency: A Toolkit for WellBeing




Session Description

The Sky Center of New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project offers a framework described as a Toolkit for Well-Being developed from research on suicide risk and resiliency. Over the past few years, the agency has been increasingly called-upon to offer our lens on how to enhance resiliency in the face of trauma symptoms for both students and educators alike. This workshop is offered as antidote to the challenges of contemporary life while working within the context of traumatic stress in school communities. The experiential exercises offered will leave participants feeling prepared to do the essential and generous work of serving youth.

Learning Objectives

     #1  Describe The Sky Center Toolkit for Wellbeing framework.
     #2  Demonstrate two experiential exercises educators can utilize to enhance their own and students’ resilience.
     #3  Engage participants in experiential self-care strategies.

About the Presenter

Presenter, Erin Doerwald's headshotErin Doerwald, Program Director, The Sky Center of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project
Erin Sibley Doerwald is a psychotherapist, mindfulness facilitator, and program developer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She serves as the Program Director for The Sky Center of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project and sees clients in her private practice, Hello Wellness Therapy. She is an adjunct professor at the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University. Erin is a UCLA Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices Teacher and a certified mindfulness teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Her clinical perspective is founded upon family systems therapy and the field of interpersonal neurobiology. Erin offers an experiential and research-informed lens on how well-being is connected to ecological systems and practices that have been shown to support resilience in behavioral health. She is especially interested in the intersections of trauma-sensitivity, contemplative practices, and social justice.

Continuing Education 

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion. 




May 20 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am




(505) 266-3451