Ashley Trautman

Assistant Professor & MSW Program Director



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

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


Courses Taught

Advanced Practice I (SW 487)

Social Justice in Indian Country (SW 463)

Methods of Social Policy Analysis (SW 531)





Trautman, A., Rides At The Door, M., Realbird, G., & Zimmerman, M. (under review). 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/law clerk 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