Andrea October earned her M.S.S. in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr in 2012 and has seven years of experience utilizing trauma-informed care while working with individuals in residential, partial hospital, and forensic settings. Andrea has spent the last five years at Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, supporting population health strategies to promote behavioral health tools and resources to Philadelphians. Currently, she serves as the Trauma Resilience Training Coordinator, providing trauma trainings and consultation to city sectors, communities, and behavioral health providers. Her passion lies in addressing the impact of childhood trauma. Andrea seeks to explore the benefits of utilizing universal trauma screening to aid in trauma intervention.
Research and Scholarly Interests
- Trauma-informed care
- The long-term effects of childhood trauma
- Trauma intervention with communities of color
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) education