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Marilyn Zimmerman

Sr. Director of Policy and Programs

National Native Children’s Trauma Center

Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, M.S.W., Ph.D., is the former Tribal Senior Policy Advisor at Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Founding Director of the National Native Children’s Trauma Center. She has been a member of numerous national, state, and local committees and workgroups including the U.S. Presidential (Obama) Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities and the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General’s (Holder) National Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. Dr. Zimmerman is currently serving as the chair of the Native Advisory Committee to the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children. Dr. Zimmerman has expertise in trauma-informed systems-change, provides training and technical assistance in all service systems serving American Indian/Alaska Native children and families, and has participated in cultural adaptation of evidence-based and best practices. Finally, Dr. Zimmerman understands the relationship and community-based principals for the development of trauma-informed best practices for tribes.

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