The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

To be Trauma Inducing or Trauma Informed? Posing the question to Criminal Justice Professionals   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Nicole Kimberly-Staeheli

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Gaining a broader understanding of trauma and its prevalence, particularly for criminally justice involved individuals
  • Examining how involvement in the criminal justice system may constitute both a traumatic event and induce trauma-based reactions
  • Exploring what it means to be a trauma-informed criminal justice system


In this training we will be exploring the role trauma in working with criminally justice involved individuals.  We will define what it means to be trauma informed, call attention to the trauma inducing aspects of the criminal justice system and posit that working to become trauma informed not only mitigates individual trauma experiences but helps maintain the safety and security of all involved in the criminal justice system:  clients, professionals and the communities we serve. 

Presenter Biography:

Nicole Kimberly-Staeheli, MATS, is the lead consultant for Nicole Ranae Consulting, LLC and has over 25 years of experience in field of Corrections. The primary focus for much of her career has been in the training, facilitation and implementation of evidence-based practices.  Ms. Kimberley-Staeheli is a certified Motivational Interviewing trainer and has personally facilitated and trained hundreds of cognitive behavioral, trauma responsive, and gender responsive interventions including, Thinking for a Change, Aggression Replacement Training, the Domestic Violence Education Program, Decision Points, Moving On, Beyond Trauma, Healing Trauma, VOICES and Beyond Violence, and has been privileged to witness first-hand their life changing effects.

Ms. Kimberley-Staeheli serves as an independent consultant for county and community-based agencies serving criminal justice involved individuals and the communities they live in with a focus on cognitive behavioral and trauma responsive interventions. She has also worked as an independent contractor with both the Decision Points Authors, LLC and Dr. Stephanie Covington, LLC and has trained facilitators in Connecticut, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Ms. Kimberley-Staeheli received her undergraduate degree from Hamline University and her graduate degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.  Ms. Kimberley-Staeheli currently chairs the Minnesota Cognitive Behavioral Network, a professional association dedicated to supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices.  She has presented at numerous state wide conferences on the importance of cognitive behavioral and trauma-responsive interventions in facilitating long-term change for criminal justice involved individuals and their communities.

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