Trauma 101

Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers, caregivers and community members to support recovery and resiliency. The Trauma 101 training is not a training on a specific type of intervention, but is focused on how we can use a better understanding of trauma to be trauma-informed.

Download the Fall 2020 training schedule

Local mental health and social service professionals participate in Trauma 101, facilitated by AKBH Clinician and Trainer Mara Hill, at the Katirvik Cultural Center in Nome, AK. Jan 2019
Alaska Child Trauma Center Clinician and Trainer Lindsay Coffey facilitates Trauma 101 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. March 2019
Clinician and AKBH trainer Mara Hill facilitates Trauma 101 at the Fairbanks Public Health Center. March 2019
After a full day of training over 50 community members in Juneau, AK, Clinical Manager, Marissa Hanson (right) and Training Coordinator, Rozel Buzby (left) make a quick stop at the Governor’s mansion before departing back to Anchorage. September 2019
Mara Hill takes a break from trauma training to check out the artwork murals painted on community buildings in Dillingham, AK. Oct, 2019

Course options include a half day webinar or full day in-person training. CEU hours have been approved for State of Alaska Licensed Professional Counselors through October 2021. CEU hours for State of Alaska Licensed Clinical Social Workers have been approved through June 2020. Trauma 101 courses are taught by licensed clinicians at the Alaska Child Trauma Center. Please note: There is no charge at this time to participate in Trauma 101 trainings, but participants must register in advance. 

Meet our Trainers!


Marissa Hanson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Manager of Wrap-Around Services

Marissa Hanson, MSW, LCSW is a clinical manager and clinician at Alaska Behavioral Health. She has a Certificate in Interpersonal Trauma Studies and has been working with children and their families who have experienced trauma since 2010. Marissa provides trauma training and clinical consultation throughout Alaska.

Lindsay Coffey, MS, LPC


Lindsay Coffey, MS, LPC is a Clinician at Alaska Behavioral Health. Lindsay provides mental health services to children and families affected by trauma and trains people throughout the state of Alaska on trauma and its impacts.

Mara Hill, MS, LPC


Mara has been a clinician with Alaska Behavioral Health since 2015, when she graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in clinical psychology and a certificate in children’s mental health. Mara enjoys facilitating preschool psychotherapy groups, eating peanut butter on fruit, and going outside.

In this video, Mara explains why she loves her role working at AKBH.

For more information on any of these training opportunities, please contact the Alaska Child Trauma Center’s Training Coordinator, Rozel Buzby at or call (907) 762-2852.