School of Social Work

Trauma informed care: what it looks like to be a trauma informed agency

Presented by Dr. Patricia Carter

(1.5 clock hours/0.15 CEU)

Dr. Patricia Carter has been with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) since 1989 working in various capacities with children and families. She has worked in both inpatient and community settings, providing clinical and administrative services. She is a Certified Forensic Examiner for the MO Dept. of Mental Health and responsible for setting policy and supervising evaluations on individuals under the age of 18 years. Dr. Carter is the juvenile justice liaison as well as Trauma Lead for the MODMH. Her current role as Director of Children’s Clinical Services for the Dept. of Mental Health focuses on enhancing clinical practices to promote quality care in meeting the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, developmental or substance abuse disorders. In March of 2014, Dr. Carter was placed in a joint position with DMH and Children’s Division/Social Services to expand clinical and trauma consultation to the child welfare system. Dr. Carter received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi.

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