SSP02: A Conversation with Dr. Jill Levenson about Trauma-Informed Care

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Dr. Jill Levenson, Associate Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, Florida, is a widely known expert on the subject of adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care.

In this episode, Jill explains how trauma-informed care should be viewed not as a treatment approach but rather as a framework for the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders; a way of framing client problems through the lens of trauma, and how that framing can help improve responsivity in treatment.

Be sure to leave us your comments on this episode, and suggest questions that Mary might ask Jill in a future episode! (Click the title of this episode to find the comment section.)

Related SSP Material: Book on TIC by Jill Levenson, Gwenda Willis, and David Prescott available as of May 2017


  1. Miravida Lorzano
    March 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I LOVE Dr. Levinson, I was lucky enough to have her as my professor twice during my time at Barry University. I am now a clinician for a local agency in Broward with various clients, many of who are in pre-school, middle school, and junior high school. I have a wide range of clientele who have all experienced varying levels of trauma during their lives according to ACES.

  2. steve
    March 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you, Miravida, for listening to our podcast and for commenting. Please let your colleagues know about the podcast. Thanks, again. – Steve Zeoli for the staff of Safer Society.

  3. Cass
    April 16, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Thank you Mary and Dr. Levinson for the valuable information in the Podcast. During your next conversation, I would love to hear your thoughts about addressing vicarious trauma among the staff caring for high risk offenders.

  4. Mary Falcon
    April 26, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion, Cass. I’ll bring up the question of vicarious staff trauma in my next conversation with Jill Levenson.

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