Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Community Impact Webinar

The National Partnership for Community Training is pleased to present:

Community Impact: Effective messaging and trauma informed care approaches 

This webinar offers a presentation of how effective messaging and trauma informed care practices contribute to a healthy and welcoming environment for refugees.


Webinar Objectives

  1. Provide examples of effective messaging around refugee resettlement topics
  2. Highlight messaging tools to aid in reaching different audiences
  3. Explore how trauma informed care can be implemented in various community organizations
  4. Offer examples of collaborating with diverse community members to address refugee mental health

You can find a PDF of the Community Engagement PPT and link to the video here.


Meet the Subject Matter Experts

Hannah Carswell
As project manager of Welcoming America’s Welcoming Refugees project, Hannah Carswell oversees the provision of a variety of technical assistance offerings, which support refugee service providers in building more welcoming communities. After graduating from Berry College in 2008 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Hannah spent a year in Bali studying Indonesian language and culture as a Darmasiswa Scholar. When she returned to the United States, she served as the AmeriCorps English as a Second Language Counselor and New Arrivals Coordinator at Refugee Family Services (now New American Pathways). Hannah earned her Masters in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University.


Andrea Blanch, PhD
Andrea Blanch is a senior consultant for SAMHSA’s National Center on Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC).  She is also Acting Director of the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP), a new national organization promoting trauma-informed public policy at the federal, state, local and tribal levels. Andrea also directs a non-profit organization, the Center for Religious Tolerance, which supports interfaith peace building and women’s empowerment in the U.S. and across the globe.


Jane Evans
Jane Evans is the Wellness Program Social Worker at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service, in Louisville, Kentucky. She began working as KRM’s Mental Health Coordinator in February 2012. Jane works individually with refugee clients to access mental health services and provide intensive case management, performs outreach to community agencies involved in refugee mental health to increase cultural competency and address gaps in service, facilitates adjustment support groups within the local refugee populations, and strives to promote wellness to both refugees and their helpers. She received her MSSW from the University of Louisville in 2010. She is available by email:


Additional Resources

This webinar was the first installment in a two-part series on community impact.  For further discussion on this topic, view the following links:




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