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Social Worker Meet Up – Starting the Year Off with Our Purpose
We are going to start our first meet-up of 2024 redefining and rediscovering our purpose! Inspired by the Ted Talk by Adam Leipzig (“How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes”) we are going to hone our elevator speech and reinvigorate why it is so important that we do this critical work! Please join this meet-up and share support for and inspiration with your colleagues!
Stephanne Cline Thornton is a West Virginia native who has worked in and around criminal defense and mitigation for more than 20 years in Georgia, Colorado, and West Virginia. She is currently the Clinical Director for the West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program, and owner of Transform Legal, a consultancy focused on mitigation, training, and sustainability. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor, Stephanne focuses on proper assessment for and access to trauma and substance use disorder treatment to ensure the health and well-being of affected individuals. Stephanne is on the Trauma-Informed Care Network Speakers Bureau and uses that platform to call attention to the intersection of secondary traumatic stress and legal practice. She approaches her work with clients, lawyers, social workers, and mitigation specialists through a contextualized mitigation lens.