Group Facilitator (she/her)

Lori is a registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW) She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Linguistics), a Diploma in Social Services, a Bachelor of Education (post-Secondary), a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. She has worked in the Social Services field for over 25 years and as a social worker for 10 of those years. She has over 8 years’ experience facilitating group work to many different populations such as youth, adults and families.

Lori has an extensive background in working with children, youth and families in many capacities. Some of the work involved at-risk youth; facilitating group work for children and women who experienced or witnessed violence in their homes and developing as well as facilitating groups for children and youth in relation to body image, self-esteem and abandonment issues.

Lori also worked with the Sexual Assault Support Center in Ontario, facilitating groups in the women’s prison in Kitchener and worked with Child and Youth Services in NL where she interacted with families, children and foster parents. She also, was Co-Chair for C.A.S.E.Y. (Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth) from 2018 to 2023 and continues to sit on the coalition. Recently, she has worked in the community supporting foster parents, developing training and in the area of community awareness.

Lori co-developed the ‘Virtual Day of Hope’ session with Kim Kelly, BA, BSW, MEd, and has facilitated the When You See Red program at Ruah.