Henry Ortiz is the Founder of Community Healers and author of Trauma Through a Traumatized Perspective Trainings.
Check out this great interview on Univision 19 Noticias
Henry Ortiz is a formerly incarcerated Community Healer and Social Justice Community Organizer.
During his 18 years of incarceration he Co-Founded Self-Awareness & Recovery (SAR) #SAR in 2005 as a way to address untreated trauma in the prison system. In prison, Henry, wrote “Trauma Through Traumatize Perspective” (#tttptrainings), an emotional intelligence curriculum model. Mr. Ortiz has conducted facilitator trainings, and had facilitated workshops that pertained to trauma, victim impact, youth mentorship, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, social justice, criminal and gang behavior, self-esteem building, mediation skills, meditation and emotional intelligence.
Through his fearless resiliency, Ortiz expanded his curriculum model through the incarcerated people that he trained through organizations like SAR.
Mr. Ortiz also has various years of experience in teaching Evidence-Based model Programs in Prisons, continuation Schools, Community Colleges and Universities, Country Jails and the Community.
Mr. Ortiz has been trained and mentored by Evidence-Based model Authors: Robin Casarjian —“Houses of Healing, Bethany Casarjian—“Power Source” Jerry Tello— “National Compadres Network” and Author Doug E. Knoll “De-Escalate.” Through his lived experience, Ortiz has been able to use his skills and training to write curriculums to help heal communities impacted by incarceration and systemic oppression.
Since his release in November 2017, Ortiz has been featured in the New York Times, Univision, Telemundo and articles written by the CA Department of Corrections, Cal-Matters, Sacramento News & Review etc.
Mr Ortiz has been featured in Various National Conferences based on his Experience in working with Systems Impacted Populations, and Policy Advocacy and Criminal justice Efforts.
In conclusion, Mr. Ortiz has been proactive in teaching trauma informed workshops to system impacted youth in 5 schools in the Sacramento region, Juvenile Detention Centers, County Jails, and in prisons within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He is also a re-entry navigator for formally incarcerated people, helping them with parole support letters, transitional housing, employment, education and resources.
To learn more about Mr. Ortiz go to:
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