Evidence-Based Practice Project

Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C

Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C, FamilyLive Developer and Trainer, is the Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Ms. Gardner has 25 years of experience with direct service, supervision, consultation, emergency management and administration in an urban mental health clinic serving traumatized children and families involved with multiple systems. Ms. Gardner’s primary area of expertise is intergenerational trauma patterns and engaging families from racial and ethnic minority populations. Ms. Gardner developed FamilyLive, an innovative family therapy model which helps caregivers with unresolved trauma histories develop parenting skills.Ms. Gardner, co-chair of NCTSN’s Partnering With Youth and Families Committee, has led national efforts and developed multiple resources to reduce cultural barriers to accessing mental health services through consumer partnerships. Ms. Gardner has delivered dozens of professional presentations and co-authored articles on family trauma in peer reviewed journals.

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