Get Involved | The Trauma Stewardship Institute

Get Involved

Get Involved

The best way to contact us is via our contact form. We consider every request, although we regret we are not able to meet each need. Below are some things you might consider before contacting us:

Because we believe in working in coalition, we urge you to join with others as you plan an event in which you’d invite us to participate. We strongly suggest that you take this first step even before you contact us.

You can begin your trauma stewardship by thinking about potential collaborators in your area, state, or region. Let your mind be open. There are no restrictions to the participants you might consider, because this work applies to everyone. You could reach out to the humane society as well as your local military base; you could invite police officers and public defenders; judges and nurses; schoolteachers and firefighters; foster parents and those providing home care for loved ones. You get the idea.

There is absolutely no limit—on our end—to the number of individuals who may attend or to the variety and breadth of disciplines, fields, or professions. Creating a larger, crossdisciplinary gathering helps decrease isolation, works towards building a critical mass of those striving for sustainability, and will be a more effective use of your resources.

Take equal parts courage and humility, expertise and curiosity, vision and hard-won wisdom, add an unshakable commitment to all aspects of health, a no-nonsense, let's-get-down-to-brass-tacks style of communicating—as well as a very generous helping of humor—and you have the huge gift that is Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. She walks her path and blazes her trail with a grace infused with respect, devotion, and deep compassion for her fellow travelers. We are so lucky to call her our colleague, and even luckier to call her our friend.  

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann

Actor, advocate, president & founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation; Actor, writer, advocate