TRAININGBest Practices to Prevent Sexual Harm by Youth – A Two-Week Certification Course

The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., with funding from the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission will be offering scholarships to qualified applicants for training with Donna Marie Lucero, LPCC. Ms. Lucero has extensive experience and training working in the area of trauma and addressing children, youth and adolescent problem sexual behavior. Ms. Lucero has trained extensively with internationally known Joann Schladale, in addition to 27 years of experience and training addressing behavioral health issues, the impact of trauma and paths to healing and recovery in our local community.

When: February 10-21, 2020 (weekend off between the two weeks)
Where: State Bar of New Mexico, 5121 Masthead NE, Albuquerque, NM

Scholarship covers:
-All registration costs and materials (a $2,000 value)
-Ten nights hotel (up to $94 per night or state approved rate)*
-Mileage for one round trip for each week of training (a total of two round trips may be covered)*
-$30 per diem for the 10 actual days of training ($300.00)*
*for those living at least 50 miles outside Albuquerque

Each scholarship has a value of $3,225. Eligibility: 20 New Mexicans will be chosen for participation

  1. Participant must have a Masters in counseling, social work, psychology or related field and is a current, licensed practitioner providing services in New Mexico, or service providers who work with children or adolescents such as juvenile probation officers, school personnel, SORT members, etc.
  2. Agency supervisor must approve participant’s two week ‘training leave.’
  3. Participant agrees to provide treatment to children and/or adolescents who have sexual offensive behavior problems for a minimum of one year upon successful completion of this program.Services must be free or provided at an approved rate negotiated with the Coalition.
  4. Participant agrees to complete the required reading assignments prior to the beginning of the training and to complete the assignments given during the course of the training.

Any New Mexican meeting the above requirements may apply; however, priority will be given to therapists currently working in existing Rape Crisis Centers, Community Mental Health Centers, non-profit youth serving agencies, school related employment, and members of the NM SORT and NM Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). Priority will also be given to applicants who have not participated in an earlier in-depth training with Ms. Schladale. Social Work and Counseling Credits applied for.

For questions contact Ellen Gatewood via email elleng@nmcsap.org or at 505 883-8020 in Albuquerque, 1-888-883-8020 outside Albuquerque.