Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tamara Strohauer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SERVE Indigenous Social Workers for Change Project Coordinator for Southern California, Tribal Support Specialist and Lecturer in the SDSU School of Social Work, and is thrilled to join our team at Acorns to Oak Trees. Tamara has extensive experience in IEP/504 advocacy in schools for children with unique learning abilities, community outreach, capacity building and event coordination.

She is a Co-Founder of the Southern California Warrior Spirit Family and member of the Seventh Generation Work Group, a consortium of Tribal and County Social Workers across Southern California. In October of 2018, Tamara co-facilitated the “Calling upon the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma Conference and Ceremony” a three-day event held at Viejas Resort for scholars, practitioners, healers and tribal community members. The purpose of this conference was to bring together ACEs science and Indigenous Wisdom along with western and traditional healing modalities to foster resilience of Native children, families and communities.

Tamara was the Co-Chair of the SDSU Native Truth and Healing California Genocide Conference held in November of 2019. As SERVE Project Coordinator, Tamara works with CalSWEC Title IV-E programs in southern California Schools of Social Work, Indigenous communities and tribal agencies. Along with her SERVE Colleagues, Tamara works toward de-colonizing social work curriculum and educating social work students as well as faculty across universities on California Indian History, historical trauma, ACEs, cultural humility and ICWA.

Tamara is passionate about trauma informed practice, engagement and empowerment. Tamara’s research and clinical interests are PTSD, AOD, ACEs, trauma and resilience.