Well-being Taskforce: Trauma Stewardship: A Book Club Review

December 14, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
60-minute presentation 
CLE: 1.00 Credit

Prosecutors, and those on their team, often interact with people during the most difficult time of their life.  Sharing the experiences of victims, law enforcement, our colleagues, other community partners and even defendants impacts us professionally and personally.  These experiences shape who we are and how we respond to others inside the courtroom and at home.  While there is no escaping the hard parts of life, forging a new path starts by connecting with ourselves and cultivating the “quality of being present.”  Being present requires that we are able to feel pain, while not succumbing to it.   In our roles, we are stewards not just of those who allow us into their lives, but of our own capacity to be helpful.  It is critical that we recognize a mindful and connected journey, both internally and externally, allows us to sustain the work we do.

During this webinar, we will use the book Trauma Stewardship:  An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot with Connie Burk to discuss 16 warning signs of trauma exposure response, keys to being a stress resistant person and how to build a habit of trauma stewardship.   We will also share how to use a book club to generate a connected team focused on doing meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve.

Presented by:

Valerie Asbell
Elected District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 7

Lorrin Freeman
Wake County District Attorney, Raleigh, NC

Members: Free for NDAA Members
Non-Member: $55

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.00 hour

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff  lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.


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NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy*:

If the virtual training is recorded, the attendee will receive a link with the course materials and webinar recording that will be active for one month. If the recording is not available for dissemination, NDAA requires 14 days prior notice in order to have a credit applied to the invoice. Training credit must be applied to a new registration prior to September 30, 2022. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Logan Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.

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