Pathways to Healing: Trauma Informed Strategies for Serving Those Impacted by Violence


Lisa Christian, LCSW and Emily DeCarlo, LCSW – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

April 27, 2022

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


The country has experienced an increase in violence during the pandemic, including intimate partner violence, child abuse and gun violence. Gun violence alone increased by more than 30% in the United States according to a new study by the Penn State College of Medicine. Stress, domestic violence, lack of social interactions and greater access to firearms have likely contributed to the increase.

This training will provide participants with trauma-informed strategies to work with individuals impacted by violence. The training will cover topics including (but not limited to) the cycle of violence, the impact of trauma and social location, protective factors, trauma exposure response, social determinants of health, complex PTSD, and collaborative community responses to violence. There will also be themes around cultural sensitivity and humility and power and privilege discussed throughout the training. This training is designed to be interactive and will include case scenarios, videos, and discussion.

Training Objectives:

Participants will:
– be able to identify 3 trauma-informed strategies and resources for working with
individuals impacted by violence
– gain knowledge of the cycle of violence
– understand the impact of trauma and social location
– be able to recognize symptoms of Complex PTSD and how to address it
– describe and utilize protective factors and intervention strategies that promote
resilience in families negatively impacted by issues of power and privilege



9:30 AM.: Welcome and Introductions
9:40 -10:00 Introduction to Cycle of Violence
10:00 -10:45 Trauma and Social Location
10:45 -11:15: Complex PTSD
11:15- 12:00PM: Protective factors and intervention strategies that promote resilience
12:00-12:20: Community Resources
12:20-12:30: Wrap Up, Questions


CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.


About the Speakers:

Lisa Christian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is the Director of Counseling Services at the Anti- Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. In this capacity Lisa oversees the professional performance of staff, provides weekly clinical supervision to 5-7 Master’s level clinicians, and coordinates and facilitates training for staff members. Lisa has also provided school based therapeutic support for middle and high school students and faculty impacted by violence, and collaborated with schools to make them more trauma sensitive environments. She has also provided trauma focused individual and family therapy to victims of violence, violent crime and homicide.

Emily DeCarlo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. She is the Director of Youth Violence Outreach at The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP), a non-profit victim service agency serving adults, youth and families in Philadelphia who have been impacted by violence. In previous positions Emily has served as the program manager for a community counseling center, supervising all licensed children’s program staff. She was also a Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, providing individual and group counseling to survivors of adult and child survivors of sexual assault.


Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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  • April 27, 2022 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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