Divisive rhetoric and policies driven by the highest office in our country have fundamentally altered how we serve our clients for the past four years — especially our clients of color. This ongoing tension and trauma is the undercurrent of every aspect of anti-poverty legal advocacy. The vast majority of individuals involved with these court systems have histories of trauma, and the legal system itself all too often compounds and exacerbates that trauma. In this session, we’ll share the latest research in neuropsychology and what it can tell us about how our lived-experiences change the way we move through the world. After the presentation, we’ll collectively discuss ways to support ourselves and our colleagues in this vital and difficult work and workshop strategies to normalize a trauma-informed approach to our work.