Virtual Safety Council Presentation – May 13, 2021

This event is free to attend.

Virtual Safety Council Presentation – Must be a Safety Council Member to join

 8:30 A.M. Prompt 

Speaker:  – Pat Clark, – Ed-Vantage Consulting, Director of Training

Topic – “A Brief Introduction to Understanding Trauma”


Patricia “Pat” Clark –  (B.A. Psychology/Education; M.A. Guidance & Counseling; M.A. – Educational Leadership) Pat retired from over 30 years in public education having served students primarily in the capacity of a high school counselor.   Not content with “retiring” Pat went on serve as a prevention specialist for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County’s Violence Free Coalition, where she worked with schools facilitating an anti-bullying program.   Pat then went on to work under a federal grant( Project AWARE – Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) conducting trainings to over 1,500 individuals in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and trauma and resilience.  The focus of the federal grant trained educators, agency personnel, court personnel and the general public in addressing the stigma of mental health issues and trauma.  Not content to let training lapse after the grant ended, Pat opened her own consulting business, to continue her passion of educating individuals around mental health issues.   In addition to her consulting business, Pat also serves as a consultant to PreventionFIRST conducting numerous webinars.   Pat is passionate about her work with youth and remains active in Warren County as a member of the Violence Free Coalition, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition,  the Suicide Prevention Coalition,  and Warren County Connects.   Never wanting to forego keeping her skills up to date, she continually works to stay educated on current mental health issues.

Certified Ohio School Counselor (K-12)

Certified Trainer –  Akron Children’s Hospital Understanding and Managing Trauma in Children

Certified Trainer –  OhioMAS ( Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services) Trauma Informe Approach:   Key Assumptions & Principles

Certified Trainer – Trauma Informed Care Train the Trainer on SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Trauma-Informed Approach

Certified Trainer – QPR (Question Persuade Refer)- Suicide Prevention

Certified Trainer- Working Minds – Workplace Suicide Prevention

Certified Instructor –Youth Mental Health First Aid

Certified Instructor – Adult Mental Health First Aid

Trained in SOS (Sources of Strength) – working on certification


Patricia Clark