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.

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: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to offer Trauma 101 trainings at organization’s requests. For more information, including associated training fees, please contact the Alaska Child Trauma Center’s Trauma Training Program Manager, Rozel Buzby at or call (907) 762-2852.

Meet our Trainers!


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

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 Senior Licensed Clinician & Trainer 


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, Clinical Manager, Clinician and Trainer


Mara has been 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.