Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

Aug 11, 2021 | Events, Webinars

In this final webinar, we shift our focus to frontline supervisors. These have been stressful times for finding and keeping staff and putting out fires throughout the pandemic. Giving feedback, prioritizing, troubleshooting, supporting stressed-out staff and strengthening morale are key to doing your job effectively and reducing your own stress. This session will build skills in these areas. We’ll use principles from the previous sessions to help address burnout on the job. We’ll review critical skills supervisors need to help themselves and their staff feel supported—safe, connected, and in control.


This webinar is part of the NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series, Healing from the Heart:  How We Can Connect to Help Ourselves and One Another in Times of Trauma and Loss presented by: Lara Palay.


Key Objectives

  • Objective 1: Participants will learn critical supervision skills in troubleshooting, prioritizing and having critical conversations with staff.

  • Objective 2: Participants will be able to identify ways to strengthen morale in a trauma-responsive environment.

  • Objective 3: Participants will explore how to help themselves and their staff feel safe, connected, and in control while on the job.

Wednesday, September 15th

2:00pm – 3:00pm ET


Learn About our Presenter, Lara Palay

Lara Palay is a founding partner of Aldridge Palay Group.Ms. Palay received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the Ohio State University in 1991, and her Master’s degree in clinical social work in 1998. She is an independently licensed social worker, supervisor and psychotherapist, with 30 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults and families. She has also practiced privately for twenty years specializing in trauma and grief, with expertise in treating families dealing with pediatric cancer.

Ms. Palay was Senior Fellow at the Center for Systems Change, a think tank for disability policy. For three years prior, Ms. Palay served as the Project Manager for the Mental Illness/Developmental Disabilities Coordinating Center of Excellence (MIDD CCOE) for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Ms. Palay speaks widely in the U.S. and internationally on mental illness and developmental disabilities, with a particular focus on trauma, grief and loss and meaning. She lectures on clinical social work for the Ohio State University’s Master of Social Work program. She is the author of numerous articles for the Center for System Change, and co-authored policy briefs for the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

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