Cambria Rose Walsh, LCSW, has been working in the field of child abuse and trauma for the past 20 years. She began her career providing training on domestic violence to child welfare workers in San Diego County, California. From there she moved into direct service arena and worked as a therapist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego Chadwick Center for Children and Families Trauma Counseling Program for six years providing therapy services for children who were impacted by abuse and their families. She was previously the Project Manager of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) and currently is the Project Co-Director for the Center for Child Welfare Trauma Informed Policies, Programs and Practices (TIPs Center).
She is active on the National Child Traumatic Stress Networks’ Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) workgroup and is part of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium with other leaders in the field of STS. She currently co-chairs the Stress Reduction subcommittee of the Hospital Wellness Committee at Rady Children’s Hospital which is actively working on a “Caring for the Caregiver” initiative to address STS, Compassion Fatigue and burnout issues in staff across the hospital. She has presented workshops across the country to law enforcement, mental health, child welfare and other staff on recognizing the signs and addressing the impacts of STS/VT. She is an associate for TEND Academy and in this role she provides trainings on STS and organizational health.