Director of Family Support
Dianna Sullivan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses her lived experience and education to help others through their experiences. She obtained her Master’s Degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations at the University of Maine. Dianna is the Director of Family Support at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (BGCSPS). In her role at BGCSPS, she supports members, staff and families. Dianna has a passion for Youth Substance Prevention work and participates in local coalitions and collaborations throughout Pierce County. Dianna is a national trainer of Mental Health First Aid, Guiding Good Choices and Right Response as well as a BGCA Safety Peer Consultant. Throughout her career, she has focused on community, equity and inclusion.
Using SAMHSA'S trauma informed approach framework this session will develop a working concept of trauma, trauma informed approach (TIA) and where Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) fits in this approach. This session will also explore how to apply TIA to your work in your communities. This session will be interactive using discussion prompts as well as using scenarios to apply this framework to your community and your work at all levels. When we come from a place of understanding trauma and its effects we can then create change.