Warren L. Dale

Director, International Trauma Care Services - The Center for Changing Systems


Warren L. Dale is a fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. In 1986 he helped to start the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. He has provided training in conflict resolution and mediation for schools, humanitarian groups, and governmental agencies while making over 40 trips to Bosnia and Kosovo. He has also conducted trauma recovery training in Santa Barbara after their fire, New York after 9/11, El Salvador, and Colima after their earthquakes. He has been collaborating on a trauma recovery and reconciliation project with street kids and child soldiers in Angola. He also has conducted training in trauma recovery and violence prevention for police chaplains working with the Benoni Rape Crisis Center in South Africa. More recently he has conducted trainings for volunteer coordinators, churches, and mental health clinics in the Gulf Coast area of Hancock, Jackson, and Harrison Counties of Mississippi and throughout the hurricane affected area of Louisiana.

Dale Warren has authored Helping Children Cope with Stress, Cumulative Stress and Traumatic Stress (2001); Trauma and the Disabled Child in Challenge and Hope, World Vision Publication (1999 and The Value of Post-Trauma Care in Emergency Response, Western Cities Magazine January, 1991.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Workshops: Providing Traumatic Stress Recovery: This workshop provides a CISM and cognitive model for responding to all levels of shock, impact, and post traumatic stress phases.

Self Help Group Recovery: This workshop provides training and skill building in traumatic stress recovery through the use of self help groups adaptable to short and long term recovery issues.

Community Trauma Recovery: This workshop provides training in developing trauma recovery responses on three levels: immediate response, volunteer interaction and the two phrase model of listening to stories, and training and organizing the highest level of needed recovery through mental health services.

Care for the Care Giver: This workshop provides training in how to prepare for involvement in traumatic situations, self care and team defusing, and re-entry to the world for professionals, para professionals, and volunteers

Following is a list of organizations with whom Warren Dale has interviewed, consulted or trained:

The Center for Changing Systems

Supportive Solutions

Storm Recovery Centers

Louisiana Annual Conference

United Methodist Church

Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force

International Aid, Inc. - (Mississippi, Indonesia: Post Tsunami, El Salvador, New York, Kosovo)

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere

P.E.A.C.E., Sri Lanka: Post Tsunami and trauma recovery of children

Benoni Rape Crisis Center, Chaplains and police program

South Africa; Angola Schools for Street Kids Project

Western Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bosnia: World Vision Psycho-social project

International Rescue Committee

Save the Children of Denmark

World Health Organization

Zenica Program

University of Zagreb

Mental Health providers, school faculties, community leaders of Central Bosnia

The Centre for Torture Rehabilitation, Pristina, Kosova

School project Kosova


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