Friday, November 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Morgan Croak 
Mission Kids 

Trauma-informed Supervision Training for CAC Staff 

This presentation will review the need, process, and benefits of incorporating Trauma-Informed Practices into supervision within a Child Advocacy Center.

Intended Audience:

CAC Staff who provide supervision to direct service staff. This includes Program managers/directors, those who supervise Family Advocates and Forensic Tnterviewers, Executive Directors, etc.



What To Expect:

First, the core components of supervision will be reviewed. Next, the implementation of Trauma-Informed Practices within supervision will be presented through sharing several guidelines, strategies and tools, highlighting the positive outcomes associated trauma-informed mentoring and support. Throughout the presentation, the unique needs of child advocacy center staff will be emphasized. Attendees will be encouraged to conceptualize what elements of their supervision strategies and styles make it effective, and what trauma-informed elements could be implemented in their supervision practice.

The first two hours of the program will include personal reflection and presentation of core components of supervision, trauma-informed care, and how the two effectively come together to address the needs of Child Advocacy Center staff. The final hour of the program includes time for reflection on current agency practices and how participants can implement or enhance trauma-informed supervision within their own agency.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the core components of supervision
  2. Identify the unique needs of Child Advocacy Center staff in receiving supervision
  3. Identify the key principles of trauma-informed practice
  4. Recognize specific strategies in providing trauma-informed supervision to child advocacy center staff
  5. Recognize the benefit of providing trauma-informed supervision within a child advocacy center
  6. Name strategies for organizations to implement trauma-informed supervision within their child advocacy center model

About the Presenter:

Johanna Crocetto, DSW, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Cabrini University and a private practice clinician. Dr. Crocetto earned her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) at the University of Pennsylvania, her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College, and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Bucknell University. Her career has included directing a case management program for HIV-positive adults and working as a Child Forensic Interviewer at a child advocacy center. In her current role as Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Coordinator at Cabrini University, Dr. Crocetto teaches a wide range of courses, serves as the coordinator of the educational field component of Cabrini's BSW program, and developed an undergraduate Certificate for Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Her current clinical practice provides clinical services to caregivers and families impacted by trauma, as well clinical supervision to practicing clinicians. She also provides consultation, professional trainings, and expert testimony in understanding the dynamics of child trauma, the impact trauma has on victims and their families, and methods of trauma-informed care.


Program Agenda:

Hour 1


10 minutes:

Introduction and presentation of program’s agenda and goals


10 minutes:

Moment of reflection with debrief exercise: past experiences of supervision


40 minutes:

Review of core components of supervision


Hour 2


10 minutes:




10 minutes:


Moment of reflection with debrief exercise: past experiences of support


40 minutes:

Review of trauma-informed supervision within a Child Advocacy Center


Hour 3


10 minutes:




20 minutes:

Small Group Activities: implementing trauma-informed supervision within participants’ organization


10 minutes:


Debrief of Group Activity


10 minutes:

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