Victoria L. Hummer, MSW, LCSW – joined the Sanctuary Institute in 2017 as a per diem faculty providing trauma-informed leadership training and consultation to organizations implementing the Model of treatment and organizational change. With 25 years of clinical experience and 10 years of research experience in the areas of children’s mental health, adoption, and child welfare—Vicki is currently the Director of Training & Outreach at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. She is responsible for internal Core Training for all direct care staff at the agency who assist people in crisis, in addition to Trauma Informed Care (TIC) organizational assessment and implementation. She trains the community in Trauma Informed Care, Psychological First Aid within the Post-Traumatic Stress Management Continuum, Mental Health First Aid, Cultural and Linguistic Effectiveness, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Effective Providers of Services to Children Exposed to Violence.
Vicki has been a member of the Statewide Interagency Workgroup on TIC since 2009, and currently co-chairs the local TIC Workgroup. She has co-authored journal articles on trauma informed care and done over 100 presentations on the topic. She is an adoptive parent whose advocacy has led to an improved service system for this population in the Tampa Bay area. Vicki holds a Bachelor degree from North Carolina State University and a Master degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.