8b. October 18, 2024 PM: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Justice-Involved Individuals (VIRTUAL)

Friday, October 18, 2024
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-register by October 11, 2024

This is a virtual course, and will take place over Zoom.

A link to this virtual course will be sent one week prior to the event.

3 CEHs

$30.00 SLU Alumni and pre-registered SLU practicum instructors

$50.00 All others

Course Description
Presenter: Maria Morrison, PhD, LCSW

Title: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Justice-Involved Individuals

• Articulate the role of trauma in the lives of justice-involved individuals.
• Describe what a trauma-informed approach involves and how it improves health and safety outcomes.
• List and assess specific trauma-informed strategies for working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

Course description:  The criminal justice system touches the lives of millions of Americans, particularly those we work with as social workers.  This workshop will present current research findings on the alarmingly high rates of chronic traumatic exposures experienced across the life course by those involved in the criminal justice system and explore why these matters to intervention with this population.  It will then discuss the value of a trauma-informed approach and offer specific strategies to use with this population in a range of settings.

Bio: Maria Morrison, PhD, LCSW, recently joined the faculty of SLU’s School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor after 20 years of social work practice.  

Dr. Morrison is also a senior social worker at the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit human rights organization providing legal services to individuals who have been unjustly sentenced and challenging racial and economic injustice.  The focus of both her practice and research is on the trauma of individuals who experience incarceration.

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