This virtual event will be on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will present valuable insight into trauma-informed practices; share the story and accomplishments of Maine Children’s Home (MCH); celebrate MCH staff, donors, and volunteers; and offer a chance to win a door prize to those who register!
Keynote speaker Sharon S. Fowler, BSW, MSW, LCSW will be presenting on the importance and impact of being a trauma-informed organization.
About Our Keynote Speaker
SHARON S. FOWLER, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Sharon serves as the Clinical Director at Maine Children’s Home. In her role, she provides clinical direction and supervision for the Mental Health policies, procedures, and initiatives for the Programs within the Agency. She is a seasoned professional having worked as a Clinical Social Worker in a variety of mental health and educational settings in her 33 years of practice.
Sharon has received specialized clinical training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Triple-P Parenting evidence-based treatment models. She has additional specialized training in Trauma-Informed Schools and Women in Leadership. She is a certified Behavioral Health Professional trainer and has trained extensively on the topic of Trauma and Trauma-Informed Schools. She is also a passionate advocate for creating Trauma-Informed Organizations and, most recently, helping others process and understand the impact of the collective trauma of COVID 19. Sharon is a leader who also serves as a Member-At-Large for the National Association of Social Workers - Maine Chapter and is the Chair of the NASW - Maine School Social Work Committee.
Sharon grew up in Waterville, Maine and received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Southern Maine. She traveled to Houston, Texas to study and received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Houston with a concentration in Children & Families. Her professional work led her to Boston, Massachusetts where she was in leadership positions in residential treatment settings and social service agencies before she returned to Maine to raise her children. In Maine, she has been a leader in mental health settings, home-based treatment, and educational settings where she has been employed.