Trauma-Informed Care and Other Resources for Women Veterans
This webinar will focus on the common challenges of women veterans and the value of trauma-informed care services. This session will define what trauma-informed care is and how it helps speed healing and recovery for women veterans wrestling with Post-Traumatic Stress. We’ll also share the Women’s Bureau’s organizational resources and discuss what advocates for women veterans need to know to be an effective champion for women who have served in the military and their families.
Title: Trauma-Informed Care and Other Resources for Women Veterans
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
- Greater awareness of the value of trauma-informed care practices for women veterans who are struggling with the aftermath of military sexual trauma and related post-traumatic stress
- Knowledge of how to be an advocate for women veterans within the VA and the service provider community
- New resources and connections for further exploration
The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau is to formulate standards and polices to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. Today, our vision is to empower all working women to achieve economic security by preparing them for high paying jobs, ensuring fair compensation, promoting workplace flexibility and helping women veterans reintegrate into the workplace.
Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, Senior Program Analyst
Ana Fortes, Program Analyst
Kelly Jenkins-Pultz serves as the Program Analyst for the Region 9 Women’s Bureau office. In this position she plans and develops programs to serve the needs of working women.
Kelly has a depth of knowledge on the topic of equal pay for women and has served as a team leader for the Women’s Bureau staff and a resource to community leaders. In the area of nontraditional, higher paying jobs for women, Kelly has done significant outreach to help workforce development professionals understand women’s role in the evolving green economy and utilize the Bureau’s guide to encourage more women to pursue green job opportunities, and more girls to further their education in the STEM fields. While the Women’s Bureau’s Region 9 Office is based in San Francisco, Kelly telecommutes from San Diego. She shares her passion for flexible work arrangements through outreach and presentations to employers and has consistently led the Bureau’s efforts to help employers implement new policies and programs for workers. Recently, Kelly has become knowledgeable about the special concerns of women veterans and has presented on the topic of trauma-informed care for women veterans before multiple national and regional organizations that serve the homeless.
Prior to joining the Women’s Bureau she worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations and with elected officials at the municipal, state and federal levels of government, including the Women’s Bureau national office, the Washington, D.C. Office of the City of Houston, the Maryland General Assembly, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Women Work! the National Network for Women’s Employment and Training. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.