Social Work Interest Group

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This community is for anyone interested in learning more about social work in public libraries. The PLA Social Worker Task Force will use this space to discuss issues facing public libraries, provide a space to connect with others, generate and share best practices and resources.

Webinar - Understanding Trauma Informed Approaches in Public Libraries

  • 1.  Webinar - Understanding Trauma Informed Approaches in Public Libraries

    Posted Sep 13, 2019 11:01 AM
    Join members of the PLA Social Work Task Force for this introduction to the use of trauma-informed approaches in public libraries. A trauma-informed approach generally means understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and working with them to engender trust in libraries. Adopting trauma-informed approaches reduces barriers to library access, makes the library a more welcoming place, and positions the library as part of the solution for many of the issues faced by patrons experiencing trauma. In this webinar presenters will clarify the concept of trauma-informed approaches; detail what this looks like in a public library environment; and preview how understanding and beginning to implement this approach can aid your community and your library.

    Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Time: 1-2 pm (Central Time)
    Get more information and register here.

    Kathleen Hughes
    Manager of Publications/Editor "Public Libraries"
    American Library Association
    Public Library Association