Training - Workshops - Consulting
Trauma Informed Care
understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of trauma
What We Do
MESE Training and Consulting LLC works with families (parents, foster parents), organizations (schools, social services, juvenile services, hospitals), and professionals (CASA workers, social workers, teachers), to give them the tools they need to help survivors of trauma.
We can help you or your organization to better understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma - with an emphasis on physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both consumers and providers.
We can provide one-on-one trainings, workshops for small or large groups, or individualized consulting for your specific needs.
We pride ourselves on setting up our partners for success. In delivering skills and competencies with an outcome that focus on the participants and organizations leaving our sessions more thoughtful and prepared to integrate, infuse and use the new skills and considerations with your partners, talent and workforce in providing internal and external stakeholders with the information they need and the tools they seek to make them applicable and practical to those you serve.
We are based in Baltimore, Maryland but are happy to travel for trainings.
Areas Of Expertise
This is a small sample of the trainings we have available:
"The more we know, the more we have the ability to grow”
meet Our Team
Monte Ephraim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Residential Certified Youth Care Program Administrator. She has grown up professionally in human service, from Child Welfare and Non-Profits to Geriatrics. Monte is an individual Partner with Thriving Communities Collaborative, she is also listed as an experienced trainer in the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (CWTTT) on the National Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Monte's experience and training span from trauma to disabilities, leadership, and organizational culture.
Shawn Elbert, RCYCP, Residential Certified Youth Care Practitioner. He has been in the human service field for 20 years. In addition to training, Shawn is a Director of Program Supports for residential programming in child welfare. He has 15 years of experience as a trainer, teaching behavioral management systems including Crisis Prevention and Intervention, and trauma informed care. Shawn is also a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. He is part of a team implementing a trauma informed integrative approach including a spiritual life component.
Sarah Kernan is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She has worked with various populations including Baltimore City youth within schools, the foster care, and outpatient clinics. She specializes in Grief and Loss and volunteers at Family Grief Center in Baltimore City.
Specifically, she is involved with Baltimore City youth in a camp that is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving with the death of a significant person in their lives, ages 6-17 years old.
Sarah is experienced but not limited to providing trainings for Grief, Trauma, and Suicide. Her experience and training span from trauma and grief to mental health, disabilities, mass violence culture, and special education services.