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On April 16th, 2015 from 11:30-1:00 CSWA-S and Saint Leo University will sponsor Kesha Gibson-Carter, Diane Gores, LPC, and Jan Gravitt from the Rape Crisis Center as they speaks about Victim Services as they Relate to the Roles and Responsibilities of the Rape Crisis Center.

Kesha Gibson-Carter will provide an overview of the Rape Crisis Center, the roles and responsibilites of the Center and its staff, and the services of the  Center.  Diane Gores, LPC will discuss Counseling services and Rape Trauma Syndrome.  Jan Gravitt, RN-SANE Coordinator will discuss Sexual Assault Nurse Examination-Overview.

Kesha Gibson-Carter is Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire located in Savannah, Georgia--where the mission is to provide resources and advocacy to victims of rape and sexual assault, and prevention education to youth and young adults. Under her leadership, the organizations services have expanded to include several programs that were implemented to heighten awareness and avert sexual violence; to include, the Bar Bystander Campaign, Bully & Cyber Bully Hotline, Male Role Call, Realtor Safety Awareness, targeted self-defense classes, and new training program for local congregations entitled Responsible Faith Practices. In addition, she has worked to bring awareness to services for male survivors.

She is most recognized for her decade long tenure and work as Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, a local shelter for homeless families with children. During her decade long tenure, she led the organization in capital campaign, and raised over $1,000,000, to build a Day Center, which is still fills a viable need in Savannah for homeless families and their children today. 

Gibson-Carter's professional background also includes, her service as Director of the Meals on Wheels program, Coordinator for the Violence Intervention Program and early work as a State Court Victim-Advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence under District Attorney Spencer Lawton.

Gibson-Carter is a graduate of Fort Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She also earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from Savannah State University. She was recently recognized by the United Way of the Coastal Empire at Advocate of the year for 2015.

She is married to Sam Carter--together they are blessed with three phenomenal children; Jones (14), Ivy (12), and Kacy (8).

 

The Clinical Social Work Association and the Human Services Department at Saint Leo University are pleased to announce a partnership to provide quarterly Continuing Education opportunities!  Starting on April 16th, 2015, we will be offering trainings and lunch at Saint Leo University's Savannah Center, located at 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive. This location is across the street from Sonic on Montgomery Crossroads.  The presenter for this first session will be Kesha Gibson-Carter, the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire located in Savannah, Georgia--where the mission is to provide resources and advocacy to victims of rape and sexual assault, and prevention education to youth and young adults.  She will be speaking about Victim Services as They Relate to the Roles and Responsibilities of the Rape Crisis Center. This first session will offer continuing education units through the CSWA of Savannah with a sponsored lunch by Saint Leo University. 

 

We look forward to working together in an environment that furthers the support of current and future social service professionals.  Encouraging the involvement of students and professors in the broader mental health community, and connecting them with future mentors will be a great benefit to students and faculty at Saint Leo University as well as to our community partners.  Providing Continuing Education and networking opportunities for professionals in social service will further the connections between Saint Leo University's Savannah Center and the community.  Please RSVP soon so that we have a lunch count. This free CEU apportunity and free lunch is available to the first 50 registrants, so please register early! 

 

http://www.socialworksavannah.com/practice-a-professional-development/upcoming-events

Cognitive in nature, CBT, at first, seems impossible to use with children.  Donna will strive to get your creative juices flowing in your work with both youth and adults. 

Using a psychosocial approach, CBT can be used with the young person, his/her care giver, and natural supports in the community.  The presentation will focus on behavioral issues such as anxiety, tantrums, and depression/low self-esteem.  While play therapy is a part of the psychosocial approach, just as important is the work with care givers and other institutions, such as schools.

Donna Hammontree is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Case Manager.  She has worked as a social worker in a variety of settings, including private practice since 2001.  She is also the author of Spry Sparrow:  From Drab to Fab, which is a story that attempts to help simplify CBT concepts for children and adults alike.

 

www.donnahammontree.com

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