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Culture impacts victims in a variety of complex ways that are often unaddressed or misunderstood in the system. From the identification of abuse and maltreatment in the home to help-seeking behavior (whether formal or informal), cultural norms can dictate a victim’s response. Issues of sexual identity, hidden systemic racism, and cultural “excuse making” will be addressed as well. (90 minutes)* 1.5 CE credits
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Dashner graduated from DeSales University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice studies. In 2012, she graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a Masters Degree in Social Work and in 2014 became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Pennsylvania. Ms. Dashner has over 10 years of experience working at a non-profit agency with the child welfare/children’s behavioral health population. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience working with children and adult survivors of abuse. Ms. Dashner also has experience working with sexually aggressive youth and their families who were involved in the juvenile justice system.