A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Healthcare Providers’ Interactions with Families and Friends of Homicide Victims
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the next Center for Victim Research webinar on Thursday August 22, 2019 at 2 PM ET.

The presenters Dr. Jeanna Mastrocinque and Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo will discuss findings from their research with families and friends of homicide victims (FFHV) which focused on interactions with the healthcare system and healthcare providers in the aftermath of a loved one’s homicide.  The research team held focus groups with FFHV and coded the qualitative data using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care” framework (2014).  In addition to the existing framework, several other themes emerged from the analysis.  We will discuss the findings, suggestions for healthcare providers’ interactions with patients who are FFHV, and the next steps for this project.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion about the benefits of working with an interdisciplinary research team of practitioners and researchers.

This partnership was one of the Center for Victim Research’s 2018 Research-to-Practice Fellowship Projects. Read their final report here.




Trauma Training Institute
Sep 9 @ 5:17 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:17 pm

Please join the District of Columbia’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) for a two-day foundational training on trauma for professionals working with victims of crime, justice-involved individuals, and youth at risk for truancy and juvenile delinquency.

 Day 1 – Monday, September 9, 2019

  • Trauma and the Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Responses
  • Trauma, Cultural Humility, and Safe Spaces

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Morning Session – Breakout Panels (Breakout panels only apply for Day 2.  Please select 1 breakout panel during event registration in order to attend.)

1. Trauma & Justice-Involved Individuals

2.  Trauma & Crime Victims

3.  Trauma & Youth

Afternoon Session  

  • Connections Between Trauma and Substance Use
  • Collaborating Across Systems
  • Living Beyond Trauma