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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 care initiatives have helped hundreds of organizations across the country map out and execute a plan for delivering trauma-informed care. National Council trauma experts can help you devise and implement a complete A-Z trauma-informed care plan for your organization. They help you address board and leadership buy-in, workforce training, practice changes and guidelines, community awareness and outcomes measurement. Our experts are available for short- and long-term consulting and training engagements at your site and can work hands-on with your core implementation team. Addressing trauma helps your organization improve the quality and impact of your behavioral health services, increase safety for all, reduce no-shows, enhance client engagement and avoid staff burnout and turnover.

Trauma-informed Services Consultants:

  • Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D. LPC
  • Laura Leone, DSW
  • Pam Pietruszewski, MA
  • Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT
  • Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF
  • Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW
  • Pamela Black, MA