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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Meetup: Social Workers/Sentencing Advocates Meet-Up

Start Date: 5/31/2023 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/31/2023 1:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: NAPD

Jeni Benavides
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

Social Work Meetup: Social Workers/Sentencing Advocates Meet-Up

5/31/23 at 12:00 pm ET | 11:00 am CT | 10:00 am MT | 9:00 am PT (1 hr)

About the Meetup: Brag Fest! This meet-up is your chance to brag about all the great work, innovative ideas, inspirational stories, and great work you and/or your agency are doing! We don't celebrate ourselves and our accomplishments enough and this meet-up is your opportunity to share with others the cool, innovative, exciting, and brag-worthy work that you are leading or a part of. I hope this meet-up will inspire others to replicate what great work is being done by mitigation specialists, sentencing advocates, dispositional advocates, and others in similar roles working across the country!

Meetup Facilitators: Stephanne Thornton

About the Facilitators: 
Stephanne Cline Thornton is the Clinical Director for the West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program, and owner of Transform Legal, a consultancy focused on mitigation, training, and sustainability. She 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. Recognizing the prevalent intersection of stress, substance use, and mental health conditions with some practitioners of the law, 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. She approaches her work with clients, lawyers, social workers, and mitigation specialists through a mitigation lens of contextualizing. 

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. She has been clinically licensed as a social worker and addictions counselor since 2004 and additionally holds certificates as 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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Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/31/2023 12:15 PM

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