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Episode 102: “Lived Experience and Advocacy” with William Kellibrew

In this episode, Ricky and William Kellibrew talk about healing after trauma, trauma-informed practice, and how collaboration among schools, families, and communities can create safer spaces for young people. 

William Kellibrew is a global victim and survivor advocate and founder of The William Kellibrew Foundation. Having witnessed the murders of his mother and 12-year-old-brother by his mother’s ex-boyfriend in their family living room when he was 10 years old, he now travels the globe sharing his message of courage and hope throughout multiple human service systems and settings with key audiences including: mental health, substance use, adult and juvenile justice, corrections, domestic violence shelters and programs, sexual assault programs, and youth leadership among many others. From Japan, China, and the United Kingdom to Guam, Ireland and communities across the United States, Mr. Kellibrew has worked with many of those nations’ leaders, professionals, and others who continue to put children and youth first.

Related Resources

The William Kellibrew Foundation

SAMSA: Tip 57: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom – Kristen Souers

Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World – Richard Mollica, MD

Resilient Rose – William Kellibrew

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