Working with youth who have experienced trauma can be extremely rewarding and also test our personal resiliency skills. Becoming a safe, supportive adult is a critical aspect of care. Learn how to recognize the part your story plays, increase your emotional regulation skills, and identify areas of post traumatic growth.
Angie Geren, APP, CHt, is a Community Development Specialist and Polarity Therapist committed to changing the conversation surrounding substance use and mental health by empowering individuals and connecting communities to become recovery ready through a trauma informed lens. Angie’s own struggle with addiction, family experiences, and education gives her a multi-faceted and unique perspective which has inspired her to lobby for public health focused addiction policy, expand peer support, advocate for parents, those in active addiction and recovery alike, and organize educational events.
Angie is Founder of Arizona Recovers, a recovery community organization, which provides harm reduction based peer support, community, and prevention and also Project Director of AZ Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium.