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14th Annual

Spiritual Care Symposium

October 21, 2022. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

at the Schmieding Center

Scars on Our Hearts: The Impact of Trauma on Minds, Bodies and Souls.

Resiliency Through Hope.

Speaker: Michelle Strain

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Scars on Our Hearts:  The Impact of Trauma on Minds, Bodies, and Souls, and Resiliency through Hope

Presented by:  Michelle Strain

October 21, 2022
8:30 Registration begins
9:00 - 4:00
Schmieding Center - Springdale, AR 


CEUs Accredited by IACET

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration, coffee and light breakfast provided

9:00 - 11:30 - In this interactive session, attendees deepen their understanding of trauma, learn how trauma impacts the brain and acquire practical tools to use when working with those who are in the midst of trauma or have been traumatized.

11:30-12:30 Lunch provided

12:30 - 4:00 Attendees engage in group work, discuss the power of hope, agency and mindset.  Learn the importance of goal setting and using hope theory.  

While this event is FREE, every donation helps:

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Michelle Strain, LPC-C,  is the Executive Director of Prevention and Intervention Services at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Michelle leads crisis response at the OSDE, as well as the OSDE Crisis Response and Recovery Team. Her team also includes those working in school climate transformation, multi-tiered systems of support, alternative education, prevention, and trauma. Michelle has a special interest in crisis and trauma after her 12 years as a school counselor. She has trained thousands of people in working with people who have experienced trauma and in hope.


Michelle was formerly the Crisis Team School Counselor and the Director of Prevention Services at the OSDE. She has also served as the district leader over counselors in a large suburban district. At Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma she served as a middle school counselor, high school counselor, and Student Advocacy Coordinator. Michelle additionally worked part time for the Oklahoma School Security Institute as an instructor. She also has served on the Oklahoma School Counselor Association Board of Directors.


Michelle has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations Counseling. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. All her degrees are from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to receiving her master’s degrees and entering education, she was a journalist who worked as a newspaper reporter. She also worked for the American Red Cross as the Emergency Services Director, and she worked at Oklahoma City University as the Coordinator of Student Activities and Yearbook Advisor. She taught journalism part time at OU, as well. 

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