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Pamela Black, MA

Educational Consultant, Trauma Sensitive Education, LLC

Pamela Black invests her passion for working with and for students to increase their learning and success in the school environment into everything she does as a consultant for the National Council’s Trauma Sensitive Schools’ initiative. She works with school teams across the country to align their programs and practices with Trauma Sensitive School values.

Black has been involved in all levels and areas of the educational system including teaching in general and special education, evaluation and diagnostics for special education placement, consultation and district level special education and student support administration. She was involved in the development and initial implementation of a district-level trauma-sensitive school’s professional development. As a member of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Trauma Sensitive Schools Work Group she participated in the development of a multi-tiered model of trauma-sensitive schools.

For the past four years, Black has been part of a growing team of educators in the development of the Wisconsin’s Trauma Sensitive Schools Professional Learning System. She is co-author of Wisconsin Trauma Sensitive Schools Learning Modules and companion coaching curriculum as well as the trauma-awareness presentation created to meet the requirement of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s $1 million grant for schools.


Pamela's Consulting & Training Services

The National Council’s Trauma-informed, Resilience-oriented Care (TIROC) training and consulting practice has helped organizations in primary care, behavioral health, schools, community services, managed care and government settings achieve the quadruple aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs and enhancing the work life of their staff.

Our expert team of thought leaders guides organizations as they implement multi-faceted initiatives focused on the foundation of TIROC to apply complex strategies that impact social needs and access to care.

Through a lens of cultural humility, diversity, equity and inclusion, we help organizations build a data-informed workforce, organizational and community resilience, trauma-informed supervision and leadership and eliminate gaps in implementation of organizational, systemic culture change. Our experts are available for short- and long-term consulting and training engagements at your site or virtually and can work hands-on with your implementation team.

Trauma-informed, Resilience-oriented Care Consultants:

  • Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D. LPC
  • Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT
  • Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT
  • Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW
  • Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW
  • Pamela Black, MA
  • Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF