This event is hosted by the Middlesex County Unit.
New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Middlesex Unit Chairs are Tina Maschi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Vimmi Kaumil (email@example.com), and the Central Regional Representative is Caelin McCallum, MSW (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership, but we do invite all mental health professional to join us at this meeting. Learn more about our Units here.
Topic:The Center for Empowerment and Empowering Survivors in Our Community
April is a Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). To spread more awareness on this topic, we have a speaker from The Center for Empowerment the state designated Sexual Violence Program for Middlesex County.
Speaker: Cheyenne Garstad, Advocate Coordniator at the Center for Empowerment
Cheyenne is currently the Advocate Coordinator at the Middlesex County Center for Empowerment. The Center for Empowerment is the state designated sexual violence program for Middlesex county. The center provides counseling, advocacy, and prevention education for the community. Cheyenne is responsible for recruiting, training, and overseeing volunteers that provide direct support to survivors of sexual violence. Cheyenne was a volunteer for several years before coming on as staff at the center. Her clinical work history includes working in a youth detention center, several IOP and PHP programs, psychiatric Emergency Room, outpatient therapy for adults and adolescents, as well as individual and group therapy for survivors of sexual violence.