Lecture

Virtual Social Work Lecture Series: Do No Harm: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

Join us for our 2020 Virtual Social Work Lecture Series

Session 1: Do No Harm: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

Presented by Mothyna James-Brightful, MS and Elisabet Martinez, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW

This training session is designed for a range of professionals who work with survivors of trauma. Do No Harm focuses on providing information on the definition, prevalence, and facts of the characteristics of sexual violence, how to handle care and response to victims of traumatic events, common emotional and behavioral responses to trauma, and how to effectively work on an ongoing basis with trauma survivors. Case studies will be used to support learning of concepts presented, along with interactive activities and group-based discussion. 

After attending this workshop, clinicians will be able to:

  • Identify individuals and groups most vulnerable to sexual assault, and strategies to assist them.
  • Practice effective trauma informed crisis management skills to assist survivors.
  • Provide survivors with community resources that can help them reduce trauma and navigate the healing process.
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About the Speakers

Mothyna James-Brightful, MS is described as “energetic, passionate and inspirational” by audiences. Affectionately known as Sister Mothyna, her personal motto of “Community development is a lifetime commitment,” stands as proof of her intense belief in the communal family. “A Nation can rise no higher than its woman,” a quote by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad edifies the passionate belief that Sister Mothyna has in her mission to work with women and girls. She truly believes thathealthy and whole women produce healthy and whole communities. In the last thirteen years, Mothyna has. trained over 100,000 individuals in the field of sexual violence prevention and spent over 40,000 hours on stage. During the past few years she has worked with several community and national organizations, including Urban Alliance, National Council of Negro Women, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which are also committed to community development. As co-founder of Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation, Inc. (HWHN, Inc.) she has been recognized by Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Senator Mikulski, and Governor O’Malley who has proclaimed April 13th as Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation Day. In recognition of her works, she has appeared in publications such as The Daily Record, Ebony Magazine, Be What I Want to Be Magazine and The Afro-American Newspapers. Sister Mothyna is also the co-author of Because I am a Queen…100 Affirmations for Daily Living. She is the author of Engage. Inspire. Prevent. Strategies for Educating Teens on Sexual Violence. Sister Mothyna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree in Human Service Administration from The University of Baltimore.

Elisabet Martinez, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW is a clinical social worker and holds over ten years of experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking. She is experienced in solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral theory, child-centered play therapy, and other treatment modalities. Elisabet also provides services in Spanish. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas. Elisabet is currently a Senior Trauma Therapist at TurnAround, Inc. She enjoys crafting, listening to music, attending the theater, and traveling to Texas as much as she can. 

Fees:

General Registration: Fee to attend one activity $40. Fee to attend both activities $70.

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Employees of Sheppard Pratt and affiliate agencies: Fee to attend one activity $20. Fee to attend both activities $30. Add coupon code: SP Social Work 2020 when purchasing both activities.

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Withdrawal deadlines & refund policy:

October 23, 2020: October 9, 2020 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the October 23, 2020 event. Refunds are subject to a $15/$10 administrative charge per withdrawal from each registered activity for general registration.

November 13, 2020: October 30, 2020 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the November 13, 2020 event. Refunds are subject to a $15/$10 administrative charge per withdrawal from each registered activity for general registration and Sheppard Pratt and affiliates, respectively. No refunds or credits will be issued for request for withdrawal after the listed deadlines.

Approval Statements

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 CEU contact hours in Category 1 “ethics credits OR supervisory” credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.