New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter with the Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Course Number: 301      Location: ZOOM - Westchester

Sylvana Trabout, LCSW

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021

Login:  9:30am - 10:00am

  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:00pm



This presentation provides a context for clinical work with adults and children victimized by family violence.  Family violence is a trauma that impacts the individual, the family and the society at large. Presenter will use a foundation of the historical and political lessons in family violence to bring into focus the invisible and inter-generational wounds of abuse.  Participants will be able to “see” domestic abuse beyond the criminal injuries and will be able to develop a clinical assessment and treatment plan.  Participants will examine their own personal attitudes including cultural values other than their own to gain general practice skills for assessing and working with these adults and children using a trauma lens. Presenter will use case examples across culture, class, faith, sexuality and mental health to illuminate the expanse of family violence in our society.

Teaching Methods: Interactive lecture/workshop with breaks scheduled throughout for audience participation, Q & A.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

   At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define personal attitudes, cultural and societal values, and personal feelings regarding trauma informed practice with victims and survivors of
    family violence.
  2. Explain the legal and law enforcement systems that co-exist and impact the clinical work with clients affected by domestic abuse and list two ways to build collaborative connections.
  3. Describe appropriate skills to assess and advocate for domestic violence victims in parallel systems such as departments of social service, health care, and educational systems.
  4. List four ways to incorporate client empowerment skills toward treatment and safety goals throughout treatment.

Sylvana Trabout, LCSW, is the Assistant Director of the Trager Lemp Center for Trauma and Resilience at Westchester Jewish Community Services and an Associate Professor at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services.  The Trager Lemp Center includes the following service programs: Partner Abuse Intervention, Child Sexual Abuse, Long-Term Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, and Juveniles Starting Over prevention programs for youth exhibiting sexual at-risk behavior. Ms. Trabout is both a practicing clinician, and educator who provided training and community education extensively in the area of Family Violence.  Her presentations include group work with battered women, the impact of domestic abuse on young children, elder abuse, the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence, and domestic violence in the workplace.  She has worked with numerous partner agencies to help staff and clients benefit from seeing domestic abuse and child sexual abuse through a trauma lens.  Ms. Trabout supervises clinicians on assessment, appropriate treatment and referrals for clients seeking support for trauma and abuse at the four WJCS community-based clinics and programs throughout Westchester County.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who May Benefit from Attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

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Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP
          LMHC          PSY

Event Login:               9:30am-10:00am
Presentation:             10:00am-1:00pm

               Members:                         $50
               Non-members:                $75
               Students with ID:            $20
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

     All registrations must be made by
   midnight, Wednesday, October 6, 2021
                    NO EXCEPTIONS.

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If you want to be awarded contact hours, it is required that you RSVP with Zoom by the Friday before the course date.  This is done after you have registered with the ACE Foundation/NYSSCSW. 
RSVP through Zoom must be done
by the Friday before the course whether you plan on joining the session by phone or by computer.

**Instructions on how to do this will be
         in your confirmation email.**

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