Author and Educator. Specialty mental health caregiving and complex trauma
Since 2016, Heather Tuba (she/her) has been raising awareness and advocating for the needs of supporting partners, friends and family in the mental health and complex trauma space.
While the bulk of her work has focused on supporting partners, friends and family members of persons with complex trauma, her writing, speaking and consulting points to systemic issues of lack of understanding and support for mental health caregivers.
Her most recent contributions to the conversations around family care include publication in the Voices Against Torture International Journal on Human Rights and the book Damaged: Childhood Trauma, Adult Illness, and the Need for a Health Care Revolution (Robert Maunder, MD and Jonathan Hunter, MD. October 2021).
Therapists and other mental health professionals frequently recommend Heather’s writing as a resource for supporters. Her newly released guidebook. Strengthening You: A guide to build, strengthen and support the emotional resources of those who care for persons with complex trauma is one of very few books that discuss common experiences of loved ones while providing guidance on building emotional support. Heather’s website interview series provides insight from researchers and practitioners alike.
Humber College School for Writers. Toronto, Canada
Bachelor of Arts. French Language studies. University of Winnipeg
Movement for Trauma Level I. Jane Clapp
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level I: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
Damaged: Childhood Trauma, Adult Illness, and the Need for a Health Care Revolution. Contributor ‘A Call to Action.’ September 2021
What should we call the loved ones of persons with CPTSD? Voices Against Torture International Journal on Human Rights. April 2021
A little survival guide for the partners of childhood trauma survivors. Self published
Five ways to keep going as a partner to a trauma survivor. Self published
July 2021. TherapyChat with Laura Reagan
From Shame to Empowerment: Support for Partners of Trauma Survivors. Clapp with Jane/Jane Clapp
Loss of self, caregiving and being a partner to a person with CPTSD. Homagi: The mental health caregiver’s caregiver
We are healing trauma summit 2020. CPTSD Foundation
Supporting Partners of Trauma Survivors. Therapy Chat with Laura Reagan
Consulting for practitioners available by request