Keri Schumacher, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice providing child and adolescent services since 2012. Prior to full-time private practice she was the Project Coordinator for the Institute for Parenting’s Closer to the Crib Program, a 12-18 month intervention designed to reduce recidivism for parents who have committed non-violent felonies or misdemeanors by addressing the trauma and other life challenges that led to their crimes; as well as the traumatic experiences of their 0-5 year olds.
From 2012-2016, Ms. Schumacher was the Project Coordinator of the Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training & Treatment at Adelphi University’s School of Social Work. The Institute, a SAMHSA-funded center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is focused on improving the provision of trauma-informed treatment to children and adolescents through training and workforce development.
Ms. Schumacher has received training in evidenced-based practices in the child traumatic stress field, particularly in Psychological First Aid (PFA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Keri was a PFA FEMA trained Project Hope Crisis Counselor through YES Community Counseling Center in Massapequa post Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, she was a co-facilitator for the Resilience Building Workshop for Disaster Case Managers through Project Yonah.