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Trauma-Informed Benefits Advocacy: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to do it

Total Credits: 1 CLE - On-Demand

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Disability Practice
Karen Sherman, LSW, JD
Course Levels:
All Skill Levels
1 Hour 02 Minutes
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Tags: May 2021


CLE Information May 2021

This course was approved for NOSSCR's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. It is eligible for On-Demand credit, please check with if you have questions about your states eligibility or check with your Bar Association for their rules and regulations.

This session begins with an overview of the neuroscience behind trauma and a discussion of the connection between trauma and disability. It then examines trauma-informed approaches to SSDI/SSI representation that should strengthen the advocate/client relationship, lead to more effective advocacy, and reduce attorney/staff secondary stress.



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Karen L. Sherman - J.D., L.S.W., has been practicing exclusively in the area of SSDI and SSI benefits law for nearly 30 years.  She holds a B.A. from Marquette University (1984), J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law (1987) and M.A. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (2019).  She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Social Security Law Committee (Past Chair 2003-2004), the Chicago Bar Association Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, and the National Association of Social Workers.  She has several years of experience presenting on topics related to Social Security Law.

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