Lisa Christian is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University. She completed a post graduate training program in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center (PCFTTC) where she is a faculty member. She is employed full time at the Anti Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) and has been working in the area of victim’s services for the past 5-years. At AVP she provides in-office individual and family therapy as well as in school counseling, trauma focused crisis response, clinical consultation, training and support to middle/high school students and faculty impacted by violence and violent crime. She also provides clinical supervision, training and support to the Philadelphia (CARES) Peer Crisis Response Program. Prior to her work in victim services, she worked in varied capacities with homeless adolescents and families for 26-years. She has an extensive background as a trainer, group and workshop facilitator. Her engaging and interactive teaching style incorporates more than 30-years of work as a practitioner in homeless as well as victim services.