Trauma/Complex trauma is at the forefront of an emerging awareness within the human service communities. As we learn more of the impact of the myriad experiences of trauma on our clients, we need to be able to recognize its various forms, the effects on our clients and strategic interventions to help support people in their healing process. This workshop will afford an opportunity for participants to gain a greater understanding of trauma/complex trauma and how to provide supportive services to their clients.
Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Approval #1548) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Collaborative Solutions maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 04/15/2018 – 04/15/2021). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive (3) (Clinical Social Work) continuing education clock hours.
Steven L. Procopio (Moderator)
Trauma Informed Care Pre-Conference
Steven Procopio is a trainer and consultant for males with complex trauma. His expertise is in the area of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and commercial sexual exploitation. Steven brings extensive experience in public health, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, homelessness and youth services.
Steven has implemented innovative initiatives supported by demonstration projects on HIV from the federal Department of Education, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and community-based AIDS service organizations. He has worked with executive directors of AIDS service organizations on the design, implementation and evaluation of a case management system for DPH-funded programs in Massachusetts, developing coordinated services based on a continuum of care.
Steven's experiences in youth services included work as an adolescent therapist, director of a youth shelter for runaway/homeless youth and a family reunification facilitator.
His present professional work is with boys, adolescent males and men with a trauma history, with a focus on childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. He is the founder of the first free standing program to serve commercially sexually exploited boys, adolescent males and trans youth in the United States.
He is a trainer/consultant for the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Steven has taught and presented on the issues of male victimization on local and national levels, consulting with various groups on the effects male childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. He also works with non-profits on program development. Steven served on the victims services sub-committee on the Massachusetts Attorney General's Task Force on Human Trafficking.
Steven is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.