Cheryl Williams-Jackson, PsyD

Implementation of a Trauma-Informed System of Care

Every individual within an organization plays a role in creating a safe and secure environment for children and their family.  Often we are not privy to the trauma or chronic stress a child and their family have experienced.  This workshop focuses on a trauma-informed care framework that implements best practices and strategies specific to programs serving young children and their families.

Cheryl Williams Jackson, PsyD

Cheryl-Williams-Jackson.jpgDr. Williams-Jackson is the Program Coordinator and Professor of Human Services at Modesto Junior College focusing on teaching mental health and chemical dependency counseling courses.  Previously, she served as a full-time professor in Child Development.  Professor Williams-Jackson holds a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology.  She is also a faculty member of the WestEd Program for Infant and Toddler Care Trainer Institutes. Serving as a mental health specialist and early childhood mental health consultant during her clinical internship, she began researching ways to increase trauma-informed care in early care and education programs.  Cheryl was a 2015-2016 Simms-Mann Fellow and researched trauma-informed care in educational and mental health settings. She is a child advocate and an activist for social justice and social change.