Kathleen Guarino, LMHC, is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research, where she directs AIR’s national training and technical assistance efforts to support trauma-informed systems change across child and youth serving systems. Ms. Guarino serves as Technical Assistance Specialist for the Department of Education’s National Center for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, where she developed the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package, a comprehensive resource that offers schools and districts a roadmap for adopting a universal, trauma-sensitive approach. Ms. Guarino brings over 15 years of experience developing and implementing trauma-informed interventions for individuals and organizations. She is a licensed mental health clinician with experience providing therapeutic services to children and families in residential and outpatient settings. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.