Trauma-informed investigations take into account the psychological impact that an investigation can have on the parties involved. Investigators must be trained to recognize the signs of trauma and to handle the investigation in a way that is sensitive to the emotional needs of the parties involved. This webinar will provide an overview of trauma-informed practice and cultural humility in investigations, disclosures and reports.
Myrna McCallum is a true change-maker, award-winning podcaster, and leading champion of trauma-informed lawyering. She hosts "The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" Podcast and acts as a subject matter expert on trauma-informed policy, procedure, and process. Myrna also offers training courses on trauma-informed engagement for leaders, policymakers, police officers, lawyers and judges. She is also a highly sought-after public speaker.
Myrna has co-edited two publications:
Canadian Law, Indigenous Laws and Critical Perspectives published by CanLII as a Criminal Law Open Access eBook and
Trauma-Informed Law: a Primer for Lawyer Resilience and Healing, published by the American Bar Association.
Myrna received the 2020 Federal Department of Justice Excellence in Legal Practice and Victim Support Award, the 2022 Canadian Bar Association BC Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Special Contributor Award, the 2022 Saskatchewan Ombudsman's Game Changer Award and the 2023 Canadian Bar Association BC Women Lawyers Forum Award of Excellence.