Lori Beyer

LICSW, Interim Chair

"I feel privileged to be a board member for HER Resiliency Center. HER provides a much needed service in the District of Columbia for young women who have experienced many difficulties, including trauma and abuse. HER fills that gap and provides hope and healing."

Lori is the director of trauma training and education at Community Connections a private, not-for-profit agency providing a full range of human services in metropolitan Washington, D.C.  Lori specializes in providing workshops, trainings, and ongoing supervision and consultation to agencies and clinicians nationally on issues related to trauma-specific and trauma-sensitive service provision.

Lori has over 23 years of experience working with adults who are dually diagnosed with a serious mental illness and substance abuse disorder, and have histories of homelessness and violent victimization.  She was an original member of the Community Connections Trauma Work Group which developed the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), has co-led numerous group treatment interventions in areas such as Trauma Recovery and Empowerment, Parenting Skills, and Domestic Violence, and has served as a clinical case manager, clinical housing coordinator, and as a supervisory trauma clinician in two federally-funded research projects.

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