Ashley Trautman (she/her)

Assistant Professor & School of Social Work Chair



J.D. University of Montana, School of Law (2014)

M.S.W. University of Montana, School of Social Work (2011)

Courses Taught

Cultural Humility (SW 464)

Indian Child Welfare Act (SW 532)

Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (SW 511)

Social Justice in Indian Country (SW 463)

Methods of Social Policy Analysis (SW 531)


Rides At The Door, M. & Trautman, A. (2019). Considerations for implementing culturally grounded trauma-informed child welfare services: recommendations for working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations. Journal of Public Child Welfare. 

Trautman, A., Rides At The Door, M., Realbird, G., & Zimmerman, M. (2018). Implementation of trauma screening in three tribal communities. The American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children Advisor.

Klika, B., Trautman, A., Stiles, E. & Herrenkohl, T.I. (2017). Child Maltreatment. In Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. Ed. Beth M. Huebner. New York:Oxford University Press. 

Caringi, J., Stanick, C., Trautman, A., Crosby, L., Devlin, M., & Adams, S. (2015). Secondary traumatic stress in public school teachers: Contributing and mitigating factors.Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.

Cross, S., Whitekiller, V., Holder, L., Norris, D., Caringi, J., & Trautman, A. (2015). NCWWI Tribal Traineeship Programs:  Promoting diversity in the child welfare workforce. Journal of Social Work Education.

Caringi, J., Klika, B., Zimmerman, M., Trautman, A., & van den Pol, R. (2013). Promoting youth voice in Indian country. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(8), 1206-1211.

Trautman, A. (2012). Parent’s rights, custody and child support in Wyoming. Legal Aid of Wyoming. Retrieved from www.lawyoming.org/legal-topics-faqs/custody-and-child-support-faq/

Borntrager, C., Caringi, J., van den Pol, R., Crosby, L., O’Connell, K., Trautman, A. & McDonald, M. (2012). Secondary traumatic stress in school personnel, Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5, 1-13.

Professional Experience

Counselor for children in group care who had experienced severe abuse and neglect; tribal advocate for Wyoming Legal Services; provide training and technical assistance on issues of childhood trauma to tribal communities in Montana and across the nation; provide outside supervision to MSW students