Back to the Future will engage participants in an interactive and creative way to help educate and motivate individuals impacted by interpersonal violence. We will be exploring the use of Systems Theory as a lens to assess and work with clients that appear to have a pervasive pattern of family violence. Through tools such as genograms and family maps, participants will get hands on practice identifying patterns of behavior across multiple generations that contribute to risk factors and protective factors when it comes to the continuation of family violence. We will wrap up by exploring how to use these tools with clients to provide them education as well as motivation to stop the patterns that contribute to risk factors for abuse for future generations.
CARISSA CULLUMBER, LCSW-S