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Alison Hendricks, LCSW, is a trainer and consultant who specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma-informed systems. She is a National Trainer for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, a product of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) which she helped to revise in 2012. Alison is an Affiliate Member of the (NCTSN) and served as a faculty member on the National Learning Collaborative on TF-CBT. She provides training and consultation on TF-CBT and trauma-informed child welfare to programs across the country and was the lead author on two workbooks on TF-CBT, one for children and one for adolescents. She also specializes in Culturally Modified TF-CBT, with a focus on Latino children and families.

Alison worked at the Chadwick Center of Rady Children’s Hospital from 2003 to 2012. She served as the Operations Manager for the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP), working closely with child welfare adminstrators in San Diego County, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire and providing technical assistance, training, and consultation to help them implement trauma-informed policies and practices. She took the lead in developing and conducting comprehensive trauma-informed community assessments for these sites. Alison has provided training and technical assistance on trauma-informed child welfare services to other programs and jurisdictions across the country and helped develop related products, including guidelines for trauma-infomed casework practice models. Alison served as Co-Chair of the Workgroup on Adapting Latino Services, which published Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma.

Alison has extensive experience working with children and families affected by trauma in San Diego, New York City, and Honduras. She has presented at numerous conferences and has published several journal articles on a wide variety of topics related to childhood trauma.

Alison graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from Columbia University and completed her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work. She lives in San Diego with her husband and young daughter.