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Amy Ebbeson, LCSW is the Director of Worcester ACTs (Addresses Childhood Trauma). She has master’s in clinical social work from Boston University and has worked in a variety of government and social service settings, including the Departments of Mental Health and Public Health.  She has been engaged in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming and anti-racism work for more than 25 years. She has taught Mental Health content to students at the undergraduate and graduate level at colleges including Worcester State, Springfield College, and the Wheelock College School of Social Work. She served as Chair for the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women and was the 2018 recipient of the YWCA Erskine Award in Education, recognizing her commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. She considers trauma to be the thread that connects all her work. She has a solid understanding of the trauma knowledge base but has recognized that learning from lived experience is very different from learning in the classroom. She launched Trauma Training Tuesday in 2019 to integrate learning from the heart and from the head. It is her hope that recognizing the impact of trauma will help us heal as individuals and that this will lead us to healing our communities. She is also a maker of bold necklaces, a mom, and a dog lover.

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