Hope & Healing Speaker and Training Series

April 6, 2021 @ 1:00PM — December 9, 2021 @ 8:30AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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12/9/21 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – H&H annual conference - 6 CEs - ZOOM

Transforming the Fragments of Complex Trauma: Responding to the Needs of Survivors

Registration: $50 - Continuing Education Credits Available – counselors, social workers + hopefully nurses & attorneys

Description: Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is pleased to present our annual conference Transforming the Fragments of Complex Trauma: Responding to the Needs of Survivors. Please join us learn more about the impacts of complex on survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking, as well as best practices for working with survivors in a professional setting. The content presented in this conference is relevant for counselors, social workers, victim’s advocates and other related fields.

8:30-8:45 AM - Welcome

8:45-9:45 AM - Complex Trauma Across the Lifespan

10:00-11:45 AM - Morning Break-Out Session (choose 1)

Whole Life Model: Supporting Post-Traumatic Growth in

Survivors - Irene Baus, MSSA, LISW-S and Mai Segawa, MSSA, MSc, 1.

2. Addressing Complex Trauma with Immigrant & RefugeeSurvivors - Samantha Salamon, Esq., Amanda Smith, C.A,

Monicah Yonghang, C.A, and Lamees Abuhashim, C.A.

3. The Occurrence and Treatment of Dissociation andAddiction in Survivors - Keaha Marsh-Beckelhymer, MSW, LISW

11:45 AM-1:00 PM – Break for lunch

1:00-2:30 PM – Keynote Speaker Address:

Amber Stiles-Bodnar, MSEd, LPCC-S, LCDC III

2:45-4:30 PM - Afternoon Break-Out Session (choose 1)

Minimizing Impact: Sustaining Wellness, Recognizing Post

Traumatic Growth and Fostering Resilience - Tamarine Foreman,


2. Sexual Violence and the Adult Entertainment Industry -

Mary Kate Waggoner, MSW, LSW and Megan Vermillion, C.A,M.A., Ed.

3. The Hidden Victim: Exposing the Intersectionality of SexualViolence & Elder Abuse - April Wehrle, Senior Elder

Services Coordinator, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

Presented by Kristen Pavelko, M.Ed., LPCC, CTP-C

Break-Out Session Descriptions

Whole Life Model: Supporting Post-Traumatic Growth in Survivors

presented by Irene Baus, MSSA, LISW-S & Mai Segawa, MSSA, MSc,

Addressing Complex Trauma with Immigrant & Refugee Survivors

presented by Samantha Salamon, Esq., Amanda Smith, C.A, Monicah Yonghang, C.A, and Lamees Abuhashim, C.A.

Morning Break-Out Sessions (choose 1)

When working with survivors from the immigrant and refugee communities, trauma does not begin at their victimization - rather their current victimization typically is another layer of trauma that a survivor is having to work through. Without understanding the trauma immigrants and refugees face when leaving their family and friends overseas, traveling to the U.S., and learning to live in a community they cannot speak the language of, service providers are unable to not only appreciate the circumstance these survivors are faced with, but service providers are unable to adequately assist the survivors with long-term self-sufficiency.

This workshop review cultural considerations when working with survivors of

Survivors who report severe abuse report the highest level of social isolation. The mission of the Whole Life Goal Setting Model helps survivors critically analyze the five key areas of their life: Family, Friends, Health, Extracurriculars, and Careerto brainstorm goals in each category of their life. The purpose of the workshop is for participants to open their eyes to a visual technique to aid survivors of all ages and abilities including children with developmental disabilities to encourage post-traumatic growth. Participants will feel inspired to pass on knowledge acquired with clients.

Utilized by a select group of children at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’sHospital, SibShops, and staff from Case Western Reserve University, the WholeLife Resiliency Goal Setting Visual Toolkit offers children and adults the chance to rebuild their life after trauma.

The key ingredient to the effectiveness of The Whole Model is in the colorful, easy-to-understand, visually appealing process for the survivor to engage in brainstorming ideas for activities and goals that they would like to accomplish, which in turn creates more natural opportunities for social supports. In this two-part workshop, participants will first have a chance to participate in all elements of the Whole Life method through lecture and then participate in the carefully designed visual interactive workshop perfect for survivors and clients who are kinetic and visual learners.

Minimizing Impact: Sustaining Wellness, Recognizing Post TraumaticGrowth and Fostering Resilience presented by Tamarine Foreman,PhD, LPCC-S

The Occurrence and Treatment of Dissociation and Addiction in survivors presented by Keaha Marsh-Beckelhymer, MSW, LISW

This whole-person approach course will educate participants on the relationship between trauma survivors and symptoms of both dissociation and addiction. Participants will be educated on how to identify symptoms of dissociation and addiction within clinical treatment of trauma survivors. Participants will be able to identify, process, and assist survivors of trauma in coping with symptoms of dissociation and addiction.

Afternoon Break-Out Sessions (choose 1)

When helpers enter therapeutic spaces with those they are helping, they risk developing vicarious traumatization but also have the potential for posttraumatic growth and resilience. Learning about trauma-informed care is needed helpers may minimize their risk of impairment, especially when working with clients who have experienced trauma. Providing helpers with information about how they might be impacted by their work and strategies they can employ to mitigate the negative consequences helps sustain their longevity in the profession while also meeting ethical obligations to do no harm.

As helpers, we create a safe space and empathically engage with others to foster the healing process. The process asks us to listen to stories of trauma and triumph and opens us to the risk of secondary trauma, the opportunity for posttraumatic growth, and the ability to foster resilience. This presentation will aid helpers in learning how to sustain their wellness, growth, and resilience while decreasing the impact of secondary trauma.

In the proposed workshop, participants would be invited to engage through powerpoint overviews, multimedia, discussion, and creative experiential activities to be more aware of their secondary trauma, explore their own wellness, and develop strategies to foster resilience.

trauma, as well as strategies and best practices to providing culturally humble services to immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. This workshop will also take a deeper dive into complex trauma immigrants and refugees face and the considerations service providers should look at when working with these survivors. You will hear first-hand stories about the immigrant and refugee experience and the impacts such an experience can have on decision-making for survivors.

In our current society, older adult victims of sexual violence are often under-identified and underserved as victims. According to the National Sexual ViolenceResource Center, oftentimes older adult victims have experienced multiple victimizations throughout their lives and historically, older adults have not been considered potential or actual targets of sexual assault.

This workshop will introduce the participants to the complexities of elder maltreatment with an emphasis on sexual violence cases. Participants will gain an increased knowledge of how to protect and support older adult victims through intervention/Advocacy, because together we must seek justice, restore dignity and ensure safety for victims of elder maltreatment.

The Hidden Victim: Exposing the Intersectionality of Sexual Violence and Elder Abuse presented by April Wehrle, Senior Elder ServicesCoordinator, Elder Justice Unit, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

The Adult Entertainment Industry is a growing industry with new platforms

surfacing every month. All forms of Sexual Violence are extremely prevalent in the Adult Entertainment Industry. In this presentation, we will discuss the intersections of sexual violence and the venues in which it occurs. We will hear a survivor's story and work through two case reviews to give you hands-on experience in seeing the red flags and having conversations with survivors about this industry.

Sexual Violence and the Adult Entertainment Industry presented by Mary Kate Waggoner, MSW, LSW, and Megan Vermillion, M.A., Ed. C.A

Thank you to our Community Partners!