Jeanne Sherman to speak about military family trauma at March 13 program


Family Service of Rhode Island clinician Jeanne Sherman LMHC, of Warwick, will provide her expertise on military family trauma in an upcoming presentation focusing on the children and adolescents of service personnel.  

Sherman, in addition to her mental health clinical experience, is a veteran, a spouse of an active duty soldier, and a child of a father who served on active duty.

The presentation, sponsored by Family Service of Rhode Island and Butler Hospital, will also include Family Service of Rhode Island senior vice president Susan Erstling, LICSW, Ph.D., who heads an evidence-based Family Service of Rhode Island trauma program caring for Rhode Island military families with past, current or upcoming deployments. The program, funded by a $1.6 million federal grant, also trains staff from government and non-profits on trauma-informed care. 

Dr. Erstling and Sherman will be part of a faculty discussing adapting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for military children and adolescents on March 13 at Butler Hospital’s Ray Conference Center. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at noon.

The March 13 program, designed particularly for nurses, mental health counselors, social workers and psychologists, also features Pamela Martin, M.Ed., of Rhode Island Operation: Military Kids; Faith Lamunyon, LICSW, a military life family counselor; and Campbell Swiecicki, Ph.D., of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center located in South Carolina.

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