The goal of the series is to enable CASA Advocates to: identify trauma and complex trauma, identify causes, symptoms and behaviors for different ages and genders and to give CASAs insight into how to adequately help their children to deescalate and/or advocate for appropriate care with professionals.  Further, if these goals are accomplished, CASA Advocates will be better able to help to provide children with better opportunities to function in a healthy independent manner.

Vicarious Trauma in CASA Advocates & Staff

January 23, 2021



     Dr. Deborah Mucha, a trauma-informed clinical psychologist, continues her Trauma training series specially created for CASA Westmoreland Advocates.


Deborah Ann Mucha, PSY.D. (APA accredited), Carlow University

Deborah Ann Mucha, PSY.D. (APA accredited), Carlow University – Dr. Mucha is post-doctoral level psychologist with skills in counseling, trauma interventions and trauma counseling. She is on the Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty for the Behavioral Science Division of University of Pittsburgh Greensburg.  Deborah has given trauma presentations across the United States. She is a Field Traumatologist, a certified First Responder in disasters and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Past Sessions:

July 18, 2020
“Trauma in Children 7-12”

March 7, 2020
“The Impact of Trauma on Foster Children”

May 16, 2020
“Trauma in Children Ages 0-6”

Future Sessions:

Part 3 – May 2020
Trauma in Children 0-6

Part 4 – July 2020
Trauma in Children 7-12

Part 5 – September 2020
Trauma in Children  13-20

Part 6 – November 2020
Vicarious Trauma in CASA Advocates & Staff

Part 7 – January 2021
Preview of Bernie Levey Water Project
Concluding Session

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