Hopeful Mindsets

Dr. Chan Hellman, PhD

Professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma, Founding Director of the Hope Research Center

Chan Hellman, PhD is internationally renowned for his work on building a hope centered response to trauma. With over 150 scholarly publications and countless workshops in the areas of child maltreatment, domestic violence, homelessness, etc., Chan has focused his work on sharing the science and power of hope in our ability to overcome trauma and thrive. 

Chan has trademarked Hope Centered and Trauma Informed as the evidence based framework to guide individual practice, and coordinated community responses to trauma.

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