1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Supporting Staff After Community Trauma
Amanda Lyon (she, they) is a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health. As part of the Survivor Health Connections Consortium project, Amanda is developing training and technical resources for behavioral health providers, domestic violence and/or sexual assault programs, hotlines, and coalitions to increase resource accessibility and effectiveness for survivors and their families.
Amanda has completed a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and was previously employed with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as a Rural Grant Specialist supporting the development of integrated services targeted towards Alaska Native survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who experience behavioral health challenges. She also has over 20 years’ experience as a certified yoga instructor incorporating trauma-informed principles, mindfulness, and compassion-based practices. Amanda has 17 years of experience as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. Amanda has been the Ayurvedic Director for programs in California, Wisconsin, and Alaska, where she developed curriculum, trained practitioners, and supervised interns.
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