Working with people who have been sexually assaulted or who have experienced sexual trauma
Health care; Facilitating a comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing multiple forms of violence experienced in people's lives
Gardening; Swimming; Reading
Master of Social Work, Boston University (1987); Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Northeastern University (1983)
National Association for Social Workers
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center; Victim Rights Law Center
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What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to always wanting to do social work. She is a hard worker who is intrigued by the field, and has had opportunities to have a varied career with a growing network of people.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because she always wanted to make a difference. Over the course of her career, she was drawn to mental health and helping people who were depressed or anxious. She became more specifically interested in helping people dealing with violence, and having a background in criminal justice inspired her to pursue this field as well.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Managing a program within the academic medical center; Handling grant work in coalition with other community-based or health care organizations; Addressing systemic issues for people who experience violence, including sexual, homicide, and domestic; Running the operational side of the program; Manages federal grants and resources other funding; Administrative responsibilities; Clinical practice; Co-leading a mindfulness group; Outreach to both internal and external cultures; Trains internally within the medical center as well as nationally
Champions for Change Program Award, Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (2007)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. LaChance Hartwick aspires to explore the field while maintaining the program she's running. She also intends to do writing and explore how people heal from sexual assault and trauma.