Adrienne O'Rourke, MSW, CSW, serves as Training Specialist for the Center on Trauma and Children. Ms. O'Rourke earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky in 2015 and previously earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Kenyon College. Prior to graduate school, Ms. O'Rourke served as a case manager in the IMPACT Plus Program, providing in-home and community based services to families with children at risk of being placed in a higher level of care. During graduate school, Ms.
Jill Rogers is a Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern at the Center on Trauma and Children. She received her master’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 2010 and will earn her doctorate in School Psychology in August of 2016.
Susan Noel, DNP, APRN is the Project Coordinator at the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing therapy services at the center. Ms. Noel earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a focus on the impact of trauma on young children in the foster care system. Ms.
Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW, is a clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children, providing in-depth assessments for at-risk families. Megan completed the Clinical Social Work graduate program at the University of Kentucky in 2014, and previously earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies at Antioch College. Megan has worked in the field of trauma treatment and abuse intervention for over 10 years, with an emphasis on child sexual abuse and family violence.
Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW, is the Education and Training Manager for the Center On Trauma and Children. He received his Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005, and has 11 years of experience working with children and families in Kentucky. As a clinician and therapeutic child support worker for the IMPACT Plus Program, he provided in-home and community based services to children at risk of being placed in a higher level of care. Mr.
Sarah Ascienzo, MSW, LCSW, currently works as a research assistant and clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children. She has over 14 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles, including work as a caseworker, forensic interviewer, and clinician. As a clinician, Ms. Ascienzo has worked in both community and school-based settings with children and adults adversely affected by trauma, as well as with children who have learning disabilities and/or Autism. Ms.
Andrea Sparrow, MSW, CSW, serves as a team leader for the Comprehensive Assessment and Training Services (CATS) project and provides therapeutic services to children and caregivers through the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI). She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2014 and her Bachelor of Social Work from Murray State University in 2002. Prior to joining the CTAC team, Ms.
Patricia Lennon, RN, BSN, is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV. An RN for 32 years, she has experience in many different specialties and settings. She performs medical record reviews and reports for the Center.
Lora Cuckler is the Business Manager for the Center on Trauma and Children, providing important administrative and financial functions for many of the Center's programs and initiatives. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.
Jennifer Cole is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky with appointments in the College of Social Work in the Center on Trauma and Children and in the College of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Science. Her research interests are in the areas of victimization, substance use, and in particular the intersection of victimization and substance use among youth and young adults. Dr.
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