Dr. Janine D'AnniballeOn February 6, 2014 MESA will be co-sponsoring a free training for Law Enforcement on The neurobiology of trauma featuring speaker Dr. Janine D’Anniballe with Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Mental Health Partners, Longmont Police Department and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

When MESA asked Dr.  Janine D’Anniballe why she was participating in this free training on the neurobiology of trauma to law enforcement, she responded:

“For survivors of sexual assault who choose to report, positive, trauma-informed interactions with law enforcement are a crucial component and strong predictor of the ease of that survivor’s healing process. This training will provide law enforcement with an explanation of the effect of trauma on the brain so that they can better understand the behavior and choices of the survivors with whom they work. The training also offers strategies for working with survivors in a way that enhances both the quality of evidence for the investigation and the experience of survivors within the criminal justice system. “

MESA staff is extremely grateful to Dr. D’Anniballe for her continued support of MESA and our mission.  In addition to these two trainings for law enforcement, she is offering  training  for service providers on the neurobiology of trauma and the healing power of yoga and donating her portion of the proceeds to MESA. This event will be on February 9 from 2-4 PM at Soul Tree Studio. Please visit www.soultreecolorado.com to register.