ACE Foundation Programs

2021 Program Archive

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


Program Description

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.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.

This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

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Sylvana Trabout, LCSW

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3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

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Program Details

As a result of attending this workshop, 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.

Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors

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

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.

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

Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • 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:

Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists  #PSY-0121.

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0056; LP# P0017; LMFT #0028; LMHC #0045.

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