Mon, 1 June 2015
Helga Luest is a recognized trauma expert, keynote presenter, and trainer. Helga’s professional focus to facilitate positive social change stems largely from her own life experiences. She survived an attempted murder in 1993 and, more recently, domestic abuse.
Helga currently works with Abt Associates where she is managing editor of SAMHSA News (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and communications officer with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Helga founded Witness Justice, a national nonprofit that made a significant imprint for survivors of violence and trauma, and led those efforts from 2001 to 2014. Helga continues the vision and work of Witness Justice without the organizational structure, advocating for positive social change while providing strategic programs, trainings, and presentations. Her new initiative is called Trauma Informed - or TraumaInformed.org.