Creating Trauma-Informed Spaces for Victims & Families Throughout the Justice System

Creating Trauma-Informed Spaces for Victims & Families Throughout the Justice System

Training Overview

Minnesota Children’s Alliance is excited to host this training with Zero Abuse Project on trauma-informed care across the justice system.
After learning about Adverse Child Experiences (The ACE Study), most professionals want the next steps. Creating trauma-informed space and training staff to respond to behaviors linked to trauma will strengthen relationships. Throughout the justice system, from disclosure to verdict, it can be triggering, traumatizing, and re-traumatizing for victims and families. This session will share steps to improve the environment in order to create safe spaces, recognize and identify behaviors that impact disclosure to testimony, and ensure that clients feel listened to and their experiences acknowledged.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how trauma may impact disclosure and cooperation with the justice system.
  2. Learn ways to create/change or update environments to become trauma safe.
  3. Create strategies and tools to enhance relationships with victims and families

About the Presenter

Tomiko Mackey is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided services to children, adolescents, and adults for more than 20. Tomiko worked at Family Crisis Services, a children’s advocacy and rape crisis center, in Oxford, Mississippi for 22 years as a therapist, forensic interviewer and clinical director, supervising the forensic interview, family advocate and the mental health programs. Tomiko has trained countless professionals in the art of forensic interviewing using the ChildFirst Forensic Interview Protocol. Through the National Children’s Alliance and Baylor University, Tomiko trains mental health providers throughout the nation in the use of evidence-based assessments.

Tomiko Mackey earned her Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration in children, youth and families, from California State University, Long Beach. She is an EMDR trained and certified TF-CBT clinician. Tomiko has a private therapy practice in California and Mississippi.

Registration is Free!

Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link 1 week and 1 day before this training event starts.

We are excited to start the new year with this training. The Alliance believes trauma-informed, anti-racist, and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer virtually the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers.

Continuing Education Credits

POST and Social Work credits will be available for all eligible participants providing services in Minnesota, US.

Contact Info

Please contact MaiXi Ye at if you have any questions or concerns.