Monthly Archives: March 2018

#13: Art Fisher and Nancy MacDonald

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On this episode Will Sherwin and Scott Ralston talk with Art Fisher and Nancy MacDonald, co-founders of the Nova Scotia Trauma-Informed Network and Directors of the Family Service Agencies of Western and Eastern Nova Scotia respectively.  We discuss honoring people’s response-skills to violence, thinking critically about the language of trauma-informed care, the social determinants of health, “going rogue” and more.

Art Fisher can be reached at

Nancy MacDonald can be reached


Will Sherwin, LMFT works in Irvine, CA and can be reached at

Scott Ralston, LCSW works in Oakland, CA and can be reached at


Show References:

CHNET-WORKS! Webinar #437 Family Violence Prevention – Building Trauma Informed Communities with Nancy McDonald and Art Fisher.

Health, Illness, Men and Masculinities (HIMM): a theoretical framework for understanding men and their health” by Dr. Blye Frank.

Decolonizing Trauma Work by Renee Linklater.