Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 am -12:00 am via zoom. 
Understanding trauma impacts re-entry with special guest Gladys Noll Alvarez, LISW, IMH-E, Trauma-Informed Care Project Coordinator

About this event

Please join us for this important workshop to better understand Trauma-Informed Care. This is for all Women at the Well volunteers, Reentry Teams and interested individuals. The goal of this session is to help individuals who are working with people in the re-entry process understand how previous traumatic experiences may have impacted the individual’s response to situations including their re-entry. Additionally to gain some tools in working with individuals in a trauma informed manner.

Presented by Women at the Well, Featuring Gladys Noll Alvarez MSW, LISW, IMH-E, Trauma Informed Care Project Coordinator at Orchard Place.


  • Participants will be able to define Trauma Informed Care and list the 4 essential elements.
  • Participants will understand the impact of early trauma on development of the brain, relationships and ability to manage stressors.
  • Participants will learn the 4 types of trauma.
  • Participants will build a tool box of skills/interventions/resources to utilize to help regulate themselves and others to avoid re-traumatization.

We are excited to have Gladys Alvarez share her vast knowledge on this topic which is so important to the work of Women at the Well.

Gladys Noll Alvarez MSW, LISW, IMH-E ® is the Trauma Informed Care Project Coordinator at Orchard Place/ Child Guidance Center. She has worked with children and families since 1976 when she was a counselor with the Upward Bound program at Coe College. She earned her BA at Luther College in Social Work and Psychology, her Masters in Social Work at the University of Iowa and has been engaged in 2 separate year-long learning collaborative cohorts through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and is rostered nationally in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). In June 2018 she received the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical and is the first Level IV IMH-E ® in Iowa.

Register here.