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Trauma & PTSD: Working with Victims Who Have Become the Accused

June 3, 2021 - 8:30 am to 3:45 pm
301-733-0331 x 1189

This seminar, held in recognition of PTSD Awareness Month, is designed to provide clinicians with an understanding of the unique aspects of forensic trauma and how a victim might become the accused. Clinicians will learn effective strategies to help victims more effectively manage stress and move toward healing. The presenter will share her expertise and experience as a bi-cultural forensic social worker specializing in criminal defense mitigation: capital and non-capital felonies, pre-trial phase through post release cases and transfer of jurisdiction in juvenile matters. Interactive case scenarios will presented and discussed during the training. Click here for a detailed flyer.

Featuring Veronica  Cruz, LCSW-C.  Ms. Curz is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical and forensic social worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. She specializes in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addiction, trauma and working with diverse ethnic groups. She is a frequent educator and lecturer on the topics of trauma, cultural competency, substance use, mental health and the criminal justice system, ethics and other mental health concerns. 

Please note: This seminar is scheduled to be held in person. We will be following the state of Maryland’s COVID-19 guidelines, as well as other safety measures, in place at the time of the seminar. Should the course of COVID-19 change, prohibiting in-person meetings, we may be required to reschedule or offer the seminar remotely. 

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