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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Meetup: Social Work Meetup: Meet-up for two or more of the same role in the office

Date(s): October 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM  EST - 1:00 PM  EST

Social Work Meetup 10/26/22 - 12 PM EASTERN, ~60 mins - Meet-up for two or more of the same role in the office

About the Meetup: This meet-up for social workers, mitigation specialists, sentencing advocates, dispositional specialists, and others in similar roles is focused on workers where you are not the only one in this role in your office. This meet-up is open to anyone, but is geared to a discussion where there are two or more people in similar roles in your office doing similar work. Join us for a discussion sharing information, tips, challenges, difficulties, and successes!

Meetup Facilitator: Stephanne Thornton

About the Facilitator: 

Stephanne Cline Thornton is the Clinical Director for the West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program and owner of Transform Legal, a consultation service that offers training, program development, support, and instruction on trauma-informed legal practice, mitigation, and staff sustainability for criminal defense organizations and practitioners. Stephanne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor focusing on access to trauma and substance use disorder treatment to ensure the health and well-being of affected individuals. She has successfully written grants to support and develop programs towards holistic representation in public defense and is building support programs for well-being through the West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program. Stephanne believes in health, sustainability, and mindful practices to ensure those in the helping professions care for themselves to better care for those they are serving.

Stephanne earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University Candler School of Theology, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. Stephanne has been clinically licensed as a social worker and addictions counselor since 2004. She additionally is a Certified Addiction Counselor Level III, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Stephanne’s clinical training background is in trauma, and she is on the Trauma-Informed Care Network Speakers Bureau and presents on trauma, substance use, and self-care across the state and at national conferences.

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