The Outpatient Department at St. Mary’s Home for Children invites you to be apart of our 8th annual training series.

About this Event

The Outpatient Department, known as The Shepherd Program, at St. Mary’s Home for Children was established in 1985 to provide outpatient treatment and support to survivors of sexual abuse and their families. Since then, the Outpatient Department has expanded its services to best support children, adults and their families impacted by sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and other trauma, such as family violence and physical abuse, through a myriad of programs. Services are provided in the office, home and community. Referrals come from DCYF, physicians, families, schools, courts, other service providers and individuals seeking support and mental health treatment.

Shepherd Clinicians are available to train on a variety of topics related to sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and other trauma. We would be happy to customize a training to meet your needs. Please contact the Director, Melissa Santoro, at to explore further.

Workshop offerings for The 8th annual Shepherd Training Series

April 15th from 10:00-12:00 pm; Therapeutic Activities to use with Children and Families Impacted by Sexual Abuse (VIRTUAL TRAINING- a google meet invite will be sent to registrants prior to training) Presented by Melissa Santoro, LICSW. This workshop will provide concrete session activities that can be used with children and families that have been impacted by sexual abuse. Participants will leave the workshop with information from research regarding barriers and potential solutions to involving families in sexual abuse specific treatment.

$50- training & 2 CEUs

$35- training only (NO CEUs)