Professional Development

All training and clinical consultation offered at RISE is offered either virtually or in-person. Sara has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in Milwaukee and her team members offer a variety of educational, professional and life experiences which contribute to the type and style of trainings that are offered at RISE. Sara pulls from not only her years of experience, but also her education in both Psychology and Social Work. Since school she has remained current in the social work and mental health fields and has obtained certificates in Substance Use Disorders and DBT and has developed specialties in Trauma Informed Care, Commercial Sexualized Exploitation of Children, and issues related to juvenile delinquency. Her professional experience has been focused across settings such as schools, residential facilities, community-based settings, outpatient facilities as well as within Children’s Hospital of WI. Sara has successfully created and run crisis stabilization, mentoring and mental health programming in Milwaukee and has chosen to continue her direct practice for youth and families by providing individual, family and group therapy. Throughout her career she has stayed true to her focus to serve the vulnerable.

The Clinical Side of Crisis and Mentoring

Examining family, individual and community dynamics and how these direct and impact the interventions and outcomes when working with our youth. This training also takes a closer look at some of the specific diagnoses we encounter with our youth and provides interventions appropriate to the level of a crisis worker or mentor or care coordinator. (4 hours)

Ethics and Boundaries

Provides a foundation about what ethics and boundaries are and the importance of maintaining a place in the ‘zone of helpfulness’ when working with clients. This training examines issues specifically related to working with youth and families and utilizes examples, stories and group interaction to illustrate and learn to navigate issues which will arise. (4 hours)

CSEC: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Understanding risk factors, the dynamics involved in recruitment and maintenance, prevention strategies and ways to effectively intervene with our youth. This is the program GEMS uses in New York City. I break this training up into two parts. (10 hours: divided into 2 or 3 parts)

How to Compete: Socialization, Media and Society’s Pressures

How can we as providers better understand the force society has in the lives of our youth. And, how understanding the dynamics and impact can direct intervention. (4 hours)

Self-Harm: Prevention and Intervention

Looks at the psychology behind self-harming behaviors, differentiates between self-harm and suicidal behavior and provides interventions appropriate to the level of a crisis worker, mentor or care coordinator. (4 hours)

The Seven Essential Ingredients of Trauma Informed Care

In this training, participants will gain a better understanding of trauma and how to utilize a trauma informed lens to more effectively serve individuals and families.

ACE Stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences

The ACE training educate participants about the impact ACE’s have on individuals, families, communities and systems. Understanding ACEs is essential in preventing and responding to a number of health, economic and social issues.

Clinical Consultation

Sara Newman provides clinical consultation for Group Home Staff. Crisis Stabilizers, Mentors and Leaders in organizations both locally and nationally.

Please contact us if you are interested in one of the trainings or services offered or if you would like another topic developed. Contact RISE Youth & Family Services at (414) 252-5166 or [email protected] for information or to schedule training.