In today’s episode, Christine MacMillan speaks with Mandy Maude Culbreath who is an
Emergency Room Social Worker within a large Louisiana non-profit, academic hospital system. Mandy evaluates patients’ initial emergencies and implements a plan of care with the medical team to resolve psychosocial problems. She acts as a patient advocate and resource person to staff and the community on social work issues. She leads and facilitates participatory learning, promotes creativity in programming, stewardship in communities, and approaches every topic with inclusion in mind. Christine and Mandy talk about trauma and overcoming trauma in your life.

Day to day she provides direct social work services to patients and families in New Orleans’ River Region area. “River Region” is the strip of land, about 30 miles long, along the Mississippi River and has one of North America’s largest concentrations of heavy manufacturing, a reflection of the location to maritime global and local industry.  In May 2023, Mandy led an interactive session at the National Service Training Conference in New Orleans “Running a Trauma Informed Volunteer Program: ACE Score Basics for Volunteer Coordinators.” Mandy saves ticket stubs, silly pictures, hopeful newspaper clippings, and cut-out letters from friends. She’s been covering her kitchen walls collage style with them since COVID because it makes her happy- so her food tastes great!  A native of Concord, North Carolina, she now calls New Orleans home.

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She offers consulting services as well as updates on what she’s inspired by at

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