Bethany Hall is a licensed family nurse practitioner specializing in Complex Developmental Trauma (CDT). She identifies and educates about the needs of children suffering from trauma, including CDT, the most severe and detrimental form of trauma, caused during a child’s first three years of life. Those traumatic experiences could include sexual, physical, or emotional abuse as well as the long-term effects associated with chronic and acute trauma.
In addition to working with children, Hall has extensive experience training those who most closely work with children suffering from CDT. Based on her training and research specific to CDT, she offers educational training and materials, designed to create an awareness and understanding for the special care needed by those children whose brains and bodies suffer the long term structural and functional changes which occur as a result of CDT. She provides this specialized training to child placement agencies, foster care providers, adoptive families, educators, social workers, day care providers, and others.
Hall is certified as an affiliate trainer in trauma competent caregiving by Trauma Free World, where she utilizes in person and virtual platforms to educate on the neuroscience of trauma as well as screenings, assessments and interventions which can be utilized to increase therapeutic and healing interactions with children who have experienced CDT.
A nationally recognized expert in the area of CDT, Hall speaks frequently on the topic.
Hall earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Cedarville University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky, and served as a clinical instructor at Spaulding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She has over 10 years experience as an Emergency Department pediatric nurse practitioner.
In addition to her work in medicine, Hall has spent three years in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, as a missionary providing medical services and trauma competent trainings with Back2Back Ministries, to at risk children and youth, as well as their short and long term caregivers.