Linda Douglas is the Trauma Informed Services Specialist at the Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence. In this role, she works to enhance the capacity of member programs of the Coalition, and local communities, to address the effects of trauma and the complex needs of victims with mental health and substance abuse problems. In addition to providing training and consultation to domestic violence programs, Linda has also provided training to DCYF and the Department of Homeless Services.
She is an experienced and much sought after presenter who speaks often on the topics of children and trauma, resiliency and attachment, substance abuse and trauma, and mental health issues and the effects of trauma.
In addition to Op Eds in both the Concord Monitor and the NH Union Leader, Linda has authored a chapter in the book Perspectives on Coping and Resilience (2013) edited by Venkat Pulla, Andrew Shatte, and Shane Warren. The chapter is titled “Resiliency and Recovery from Intimate Partner Violence.” Her blog, which covers topics regarding the effects of trauma and other issues related to advocacy and interpersonal violence can be found at here.
In 2016, she received the La Femme award the Zonta Club of Concord, NH Inc., a part of ZONTA INTERNATIONAL, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. This award is given to persons who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls in New Hampshire. Most recently, Linda provided expert witness testimony on a case that was the impetus for SB 166, relative to termination of the parent-child relationship in cases of sexual assault.