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Course

  • 44312  Co-occurring Disorders: Mental Illness, Physical Disease, and Substance Abuse 

Job experience

  • Director, Victim Witness Unit - Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Child Sexual Assault Specialist- Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Foresic Interviewer and Therapist - LaRabida Children’s Hospital and Research Center
  • Clinical Specialist - DuPage County Health Department Foresic Services Unit
  •  Visiting Lecturer, DePaul University Social Work Department
  • Master Practioner Instructor - University of Chicago, SSA
  • Visiting Facilitator - Adler University, SJP
  • Therapist - Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Indiana
  • Mental Health Provider - Kane County Child Advocacy Center

Fields of Special Interest

  • Violence Against Women and Children
  • Trauma
  • Mental Illness
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Mental Health Services/PolicyManagement

Publications or presentations

  • Smith, Lori H. (2013 - 2015) Hidden Victims/Hidden Witnesses: Children as Witnesses to Domestic Violence. Presentation to Assistant State’s Attorneys, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Advocates, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mandatory Training, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL.
  • Smith Lori H. (2013-2015) Interviewing Child Victims of Sexual Assault. Presentation to Assistant State’s Attorneys, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Advocates, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mandatory Training, Cook County State’s Atttorney’s Office, Chicago, IL.

  • Smith, Lori H. (2014)  Trauma and the Brain.  Presentation to Assistant State’s Attorneys and Victim Witness Personnel at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL. 

  • Smith, Lori H. (2014) Interviewing Girl X. Presentation to Law Students at the John Marshall Law School, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL.

  • Smith, Lori H.  (2015)  Intersectionality: White Privliege, Life Sustainabiltiy, and Family Legacy.  Invited Seminar Facilitator and Presenter, Adler University, Chicago, IL.      

     

Patrise Washington, AM '16

Patrise Washington, AM '16

Patrise chose SSA because she could create her own elective program focusing on mental health. As a single, working mother, it was important to her that she found a program that was flexible.