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Community Training: Working with Adults Impacted by Childhood Trauma

April 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Adults who experience childhood trauma are often faced with a myriad of complications over
their lifespan in a variety of facets of their lives. Complex trauma can have a drastic impact on
the emotional, spiritual, physical, psychological, and sexual wellbeing of those who experience
it. This training will address the potential lifelong emotional and behavioral symptoms of
Complex Trauma, including appropriate clinical case management and therapeutic treatment
approaches. We will also discuss the intersectionality of culture and oppression in traumatic
experiences, as well as the ethics, risk management, and legalities involved with supporting
adult survivors of childhood trauma.


  • Attendees will learn trauma informed clinical case management wrap around approaches to support adult survivors of childhood trauma
  • Attendees will engage in discussion about trauma experiences and related diagnoses, including emotional and behavioral presentations as well as appropriate evidence-based trauma treatments
  • Attendees will learn about the intersectionality of culture, oppression, and trauma
  • Attendees will engage in discussion about ethical considerations with this population.


Linzi Rae Matta, LICSW (she/her) began her career in victim’s services at URI as a Peer Advocate working with Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services in 2007, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Literature with a Minor in Women’s Studies in 2010. After volunteering for a local domestic violence agency in 2012, she then worked to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College, and graduated in the class of 2017. She has been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker since 2019. Linzi has developed an expertise in providing trauma focused treatment modalities to survivors of interpersonal and systems-induced trauma.

Linzi has worked for Sojourner House as their Clinical Director since April 2022, which has expanded her experience in clinical consultation and supervision, training facilitation, policy development, program operations, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her teaching experience includes 3 years as an Adjunct Social Behavioral Sciences Faculty Member at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, teaching first year medical students on how bias, social issues, and trauma impact patient care. Since 2017, Linzi has been singing in the Alto section and serves as the Executive Director for Collegium Ancora, a local professional choir based in Providence.

$20 ($10 discount for students)
400 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
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For over 45 years, Sojourner House has served thousands of victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking. 

Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer wraparound services such as support groups, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, sexual health advocacy, and emotional support.

We believe that everyone deserves a safe, healthy home, and proudly house all genders.


The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.


Drop-In Center:

1570 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909

Administrative, Education, and Outreach Office:

386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
Main mailing address

Office: 401-861-6191
Fax: 401-861-6157
Housing Office: (401) 808-6889
Email: info@sojournerri.org

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