Session #1: Fireside Chat: Cancelling and boundary setting while sitting with trauma and privilege
Sandi Lillard Miller has been working in the social work field in Columbia, MO since 1990. She has an MSW and an LCSW. She moved to Columbia for graduate school after accepting a position at Charter Behavioral Health Hospital in Youth Services. She went on to work as a victim's advocate and to develop and coordinate a children's program for domestic violence recovery. She later worked with University Extension developing materials for parents and children and providing continuing education to professionals in the field. Sandi was a child and family therapist for University Behavioral Health which became Burrell Behavioral Health for more than ten years. She was the lead clinician in the Burrell Access Center before joining the social services team at Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (CBCPHHS). At C/BCPHHS, Sandi is the program manager of Healthy Families, a prenatal and early childhood home visiting program. She is the clinical supervisor for social services. When a state of emergency was declared in March because of Covid-19, Sandi became the coordinator for mental health services in Columbia/Boone County. Sandi believes strongly in a coordinated effort in social work between the micro level therapists and caseworkers and clients to the marco level planners and administrators. She strongly believes that the trauma experienced and witnessed at the micro level must also be addressed by the community, the state, and the nation.