Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Trauma-informed policing: Improving mental health and public safety

Date & time

Nov 15, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

Police deal with trauma on a daily basis, which is not systematically addressed. In the larger discussions about police reform, attention to the well-being of the officers is not mentioned. This neglect can lead to police officers being stressed and disillusioned, which affects their decision-making and mental health in a vicious cycle. Changing policy to help police departments deal with routine trauma can improve the conditions for the police and for policing in general. This discussion will look at the current state of affairs and possible solutions. Watch this event on YouTube.

This event is co-sponsored by the U-M School of Social Work.


  • Jeff Carek, retired deputy sheriff, founder of "I Got Your 6 Tour"
  • Alyshia Dyer, Ford School MPP student, former sheriff's deputy
  • Leah Mills LMSW, CEO of Ntervene
  • Daicia Price, clinical assistant professor of social work (moderator)