Fall 2018




In this issue: 

  • Even Nations Need to do Trauma Work 

  • Trauma, Opioids, and Millions of Paths to Recovery 

  • Ask the Experts: An Interview with Germayne Tizzano, PhD 

  • Three Wisdom Traditions: The Role of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Western Psychology in Trauma Treatment 

  • Featured Resource: Voter Engagement 







Even Nations Need to Do Trauma Work

by Douglas Nygren, LCSW


How do nations process and deal with trauma such as slavery and World War II? Learn about trauma as part of a national crisis and how processes after the event can resemble those in trauma treatment such as the retelling of a story as a trauma narrative. 


Trauma, Opioids, and Millions of 

Paths To Recovery 

by Charles Atkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Mental Health Affiliates


Learn about the diverse paths of recovery and how individuals are motivated and react differently to therapy, friendships and more.


Ask the Experts:

An Interview with Germayne Tizzano, PhD

by CWC


Germayne is an expert in trauma, recovery and the intersection of sexual health. Her Sanctuary for Change Model is a curriculum for women with histories of substance abuse and trauma and at high risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.



Three Wisdom Traditions: 

The Role of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Western Psychology in Trauma Treatment

by Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E-500 RYT, Ayurvedic Practitioner


Why yoga, Ayurveda and western psychology? These three “Wisdom Traditions” offer clients an opportunity to construct personalized anchors throughout the day to support building resilience, adaptability and self-regulation.


Featured Resource: 

Voter Engagement for Social Workers

by Shannon Perkins, LMSW


Learn why voting is central to social work mission, values and impact and easy ways to integrate nonpartisan voter engagement into practice and service delivery.