Christine Cissy White is a speaker, journalist, memoir writer and health activist. She’s the founder of the Heal Write Now Community, a mother and a trauma survivor. Her survivor-led activism in the trauma community has been written about in places such as Atlantic Monthly, The Mighty, Huffington Post & Revelist.
- Parenting with PTSD (This can be done in 2 or 3-hour format and is CEU-credit eligible)
- Parenting is My Super Power: How Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Empowers Parents
- Self-Care as a Second Language after Developmental Trauma
- Portable & Affordable Healing & Recovery Tools for those with Traumatic Stress
- It’s Not Trauma Informed if it’s Not Informed by Trauma Survivors: Survivor-Led Advocacy
She speaks about adverse childhood experiences, parenting with post-traumatic stress, break-the-cycle parenting and adverse childhood experiences.
Her workshops and keynotes draw on both data and story. She feelings as well as facts and speaks openly, honestly and shamelessly about adult life with post-traumatic stress from developmental trauma.
She knows it’s possible to live, love and parent well after trauma while post-traumatically stressed….. It’s possible but it’s not easy.
Hope & Healing: Nantucket High School, 2 CEU’s, March 2016
Parenting with PTSD, Riverside Trauma, 3-hour CEU Workshop Dec. 2016
Parenting After Trauma, Keynote, Partnering for Excellence (PFE) Conference, Benchmarks , NC August, 2016
Co-founder of #FacesOfPTSD campaign 2016
Harvard Pilgrim, Writing for Wellness Pilot & Position Papers (2015)
Health Imperatives Staff Day, Keynote, Plymouth, MA (2015)
Press, Just Write with Suzette, Milton, MA (2015)
RAINN Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Speaker’s Bureau (Ongoing)
The Training Venue Guest Speaker, Webinar (2015)
Mobius, The Mind-Blowing Test No One Knows About, Lecture, Cambridge, MA (2015)
Pathways, Martha’s Vineyard with Nancy Slonim Aronie, Spoken Word (2015)
Body Language: Trauma Installation at Mobius with Marga ret Bellafiore (2014)
Guest Speaker: Bridgewater State University, Art as Activism class (2014)
Jim McCauley, LICSW, C0-Founder of Riverside Trauma Center
“warm….lovely…..authentic………… funny….” These are just a few of the words written on the evaluations I looked at this morning. I would echo all these comments. You did such a wonderful job reaching out to people and sharing your experience. I can’t imagine there is a better way to learn what you are able to teach us. The evaluations were universally glowing. You have so many powerful images that you share. Thanks so much for sharing what you learned and enriching our work and our lives.”
Elizabeth Torrant, VP, Health Intervention & Prevention Services, Brockton, MA
“Thank you so much for delivering a powerful, compelling and personal presentation with wit, sensitivity, and with very clear and tangible messages for staff to take away and use to help others as you’ve done for yourself and for so many others…. A few providers told me that they are going to start writing prescriptions for writing expressive writing so your messages were well-received and understood. I hope we continue to work together…”
Heather R. Hedrick, MS, LPC, LCAS, Rowan Center Director, Daymark Recovery Services, Benchmarks Conference, NC
“Ms. White, It was a very moving and powerful message and you gave some great insight on parenting with trauma. I loved the quote “ it is not trauma-informed if it’s not informed by trauma survivors”. You are so right!! I would love to share your power point images that you shared on Friday with my clinical staff if would be willing to send it. I’m always looking for opportunities to help my staff develop their skills in working with trauma. “