Welcome! I'm glad you'e here.
There seems to be an unwritten rule that every social justice activist’s website must contain quotes from a few key people. For those of you playing Social Justice Bingo along at home, that quote above is from the great Nelson Mandela. And I cannot agree with him more.
Greeetings, social change makers. My name is Mary-Margaret, and seek&summon is my training and consulting practice. It is built on my core belief that humans are here to learn. I think two of the truest sayings are that "you don't know what you don't know" and "when you know better, you do better." As a social worker, I believe wholeheartedly in people's capacity for positive change and growth, and my practice as a social worker has been to walk alongside people in that growth via education and training.
I am most frequently engaged to consult and train on trauma-informed care, self-care for service providers, sexual health education, workplace morale and team building, and the development of organizational training teams and initiatives. My original curricula Sex Education for Social Service Providers and Trauma-Informed Radical Self-Care for Service Providers are my most requested trainings. You can click through to read all about them.
I partner with organizations and the individuals who make them up to ensure our field receives the best education possible, resulting in best practices with our clients and communities. Whether you work with me as a consultant to develop a deeper understanding of your team and your hurdles, or as a facilitator of training to learn more about work with your clients, I meet you as partner in lifelong learning, a fellow traveler on the never-ending journey of continuing education. Pack your bags, friend. We've got work to do.
Upcoming public events -- a bulk of Mary-Margaret's work is done within staff meetings and other closed spaces. Below are some opportunities to see her in the community!
December 9, 2019
Helping for the Healer: Understanding Trauma-Informed Care and Intentional Personal Renewal
Mary-Margaret has stopped taking new 2019 clients, and is filling up her 2020 calendar! Look for 2020 events that are open to the public in the coming months
Most recent public events
Wednesday, August 28th 2019
The Institute for Strengthening Families 2019 Fall Conference
Thursday, September 26th 2019
Indiana Victim Assistance Basic Academy
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana conference
Thursday October 3rd 2019
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fall Conference
Interested in hosting a training at your organization? Click here!
Recent Podcast Guesting
The Long Goodbye. Dear Sugar Radio with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond
Finding Wholeheartedness in our Human Expression, De-Mystifying Trauma and the Permission to Be Yourself. Real Genius Life Podcast with Karen Kirchman