Putting Trauma-Informed Principles Into Practice - East


Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014
Location(s): McGlinn Conference Center at the Sacred Heart Convent/The Bernardine Franciscan Spirituality Center
460 St. Bernardine Street
Adjacent to Alvernia University
Reading, PA 19607-1798

Trainer(s): D. Jo Sterner
Training Specialist
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Jackie Stutts
Training & TA Specialist
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Details: AUDIENCE: Registration is open to advocates working in the PCADV network of domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania. This training is an opportunity for domestic violence program staff to take steps to move from traditional forms of service provision to more supportive, non-traumatizing services. Attendees are REQUIRED to complete 2 online modules that provide critical background information for this training. Lunch will be on-site at a cost of $10/person.

Jo Sterner joined PCADV in March of 1998 and currently serves as a Training Specialist. Prior to joining PCADV, Ms. Sterner was employed as Coordinator for the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Child Abuse Prosecution Unit and served as the Director of the Greater Harrisburg Area YWCA’s Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence unit for over 11 years. Ms. Sterner has also served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Victims of Crime providing training and technical assistance; has extensive experience as a trainer on sexual assault/abuse, child abuse and domestic violence; and has been certified as a trainer on domestic violence from the National Center for State and Local Law Enforcement Training, a department of Homeland Security.

Jacqueline J. Stutts has been an advocate for women and children, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, persons with disabilities and the poor and disenfranchised for over 35 years. She has worked for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) for 28 years. As Training Specialist her responsibilities include the development and coordination of training programs and curricula for the state-wide network of sixty domestic violence programs. Her training responsibilities extend to state agencies and organizations, other service providers, education and medical disciplines and community-based groups. Jackie is currently involved in projects addressing topics that examine the impact of trauma on survivors of domestic violence and those with a range of mental health needs. She is currently staff lead on a training and technical assistance project funded by the Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), focusing on addressing issues of social justice/anti-oppression to better equip the Coalition and domestic violence programs in serving all victims seeking services. She served as lead staff in a 3-year collaborative project funded by DOJ/Office of Violence Against Women Disabilities Grant Program which partnered PCADV with the Disability Rights Network of PA and the PA Coalition Against Rape in which the three partners and local pilot sites were assessed for accessibility and safety. The project culminated in development of curricula, policy and best practice models for domestic/sexual violence programs and disability organizations.