Jenica Wright (she/her, they/them) is a trauma informed care practitioner focusing on healing centered practices for survivors, activists and helping professionals. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.  She strives to contribute to change in the world by  providing training and resources on self-care, compassion fatigue and trauma awareness to individuals and organizations to facilitate healing and help build stronger advocates and communities working for social justice.

A few  examples of workshops that Jenica has facilitated have been:

Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) DC for case managers in the organization

Presentation at Georgetown Law for lawyers doing pro-bono work

Presentation at the Pre-trial Services conference in DC on how the brain reacts to trauma

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence advocate training

NVRDC- Network for Victim Recovery DC

DCFNE - DC Forensic Nurse Examiners



Current Work

 Jenica is  a STAR (strategies for trauma awareness and resilience) practitioner with Eastern Mennonite University and a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and Compassion Fatigue Therapist with the Green Cross. She gives workshops on how communities and individuals can heal from trauma and avoid compassion fatigue. She also provides opportunities for people to explore healing from trauma through self-care, movement workshops and energy healing Her dream for her work is to see communities that are collectively caring for each other using trauma informed principles. She currently organizes on issues relating to implementing survivor centered legislation for sexual assault survivors and bringing trauma informed and healing centered practices into public schools. She also works as a consultant for organizations seeking to make their policies more trauma informed and healing centered and create self-care plans for their employees. Jenica is also currently practicing energy healing as an apprentice and incorporates it into her self-care consulting for individuals.  



BA Intercultural Studies
MSc in Education
 Human Rights Law LLM

STAR Practitioner (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience)
Compassion Fatigue Educator
Compassion Fatigue Therapist
Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice

Trauma and Peace Building
 Institute for Community Action Training for Movement Workshops at Gibney Dance in New York