Melanie Awtry, LMSW


Melanie Awtry, LMSW
210-520-8440, Ext. 333

Melanie Awtry is a Director of Field Programs and Operations with Communities In Schools of San Antonio. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work who has worked in the profession for over 12 years. Melanie supports the field staff and programming within CIS-SA. She also provides trainings to CIS-SA staff as well as educators and community members. She was trained by Dr. Robert Anda to facilitate Understanding ACE’s.

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Shelly Bosse, LMSW, MA
Shelly Bosse, LMSW, MA
210-520-8440 Ext. 305

Shelly is the Training and Education Manager at Communities In Schools of San Antonio. She has worked for CIS-SA for over 13 years. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work that has worked in the field for over 20 years. She has training in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, is a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) Instructor and is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre.


Presentation will be on zoom- zoom link will be given after registration.
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Mar 18 2021


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm



Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Join us to learn about landmark research that highlights the relationship between chronic physical and behavioral health issues and childhood trauma. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation and the most powerful determinant of the public’s health. Preventing ACEs is the greatest opportunity for improving the wellbeing of human populations. In this course you will learn information about developmental neuroscience, results of the ACE Study, and how to create conditions for resilience and healing. Considered a foundational training for those interested in trauma-informed care, participants will come away with strategies to operationalize this knowledge in their respective communities. Instructor(s) have been trained through the Dr. Rob Anda’s ACE Interface Master Trainer Education program licensed by UT Health. Ideal for the general public.


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