Sherry M. Todd

Founder, E. Kelly 'Todd Academy' of Traumatology
Founding Member of the Advisory Committee to the Green Cross Board of Directors

Sherry M. Todd, LPC, ATR, CTS, CT, BCETS, BCSCR, earned her MS from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Graduate Art Therapy. Her thesis work on loss evidenced statistical significance and she received the Paul Fink, MD Outstanding Art Therapist Award in 1994. Since graduation, her work has created several art therapy positions. Recognizing the link between juvenile crime and trauma, led her to develop/coordinate a Trauma Treatment Track in a non-profit agency and initiate changes to the mental health screening process used by a local juvenile detention center, to include ruling out PTSD.

Ms. Todd has conducted numerous evaluations for the court system and has served as an expert witness. Ms. Todd is employed as a Safe Schools Counselor with Norfolk Public Schools, a 57 school / 37,000 student urban system. Ms. Todd's use of Critical Incidence Stress Management techniques during crises facilitated the training of all the NPS Crisis Responders in CISM and led to the development of the District Wide Crisis Team. She is part of a team that presents a suicide prevention/screening program to 9th graders, the team was recognized by the Surgeon General in 2001.

Ms. Todd works with staff, parents and students to recognize trauma and its impact on learning. Ms. Todd has over a decade of crisis intervention, trauma evaluation/treatment, and risk of lethality assessment experience. She has presented at National and International Conferences. She is an approved trainer for several ICISF CISM courses, a FEMA course, and is certified to facilitate several other prevention courses. Ms. Todd has recently established an agency in her brother's name, the E. Kelly Todd Academy of Trauamtology. Ms. Todd is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is available for consultation, training, treatment collaboration, and supervision.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Courses: Two day courses, please visit for full course descriptions

Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Group Crisis Intervention

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

From Trauma to Addiction

FEMA Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools: 4 hours - 2 days
Customized to cover any and all aspects of planning and preparing for school emergencies.

Art Smart - Integrating Art into Counseling Sessions: Full Day - 7 hours
Art Conceptualization & Definition
Art Therapy
Developmental Levels
Art 101 - Basics
Media & Materials
Matching Media to Symptoms
Tip for Using Art with Clients
Red Flags & Warning Signs
Resources, References

Art with Children in Crisis: 2 hours
Specific skills to use with children in crisis

Compassion Fatigue for Various Populations: 3 - 6 hours

Child Assault Prevention Program
(Each session 2 hours, but can run simultaneously)
Program teaches: information, empowerment, and support
Child Session - Skills to resist abuse
Parent Session - Skill to support child and facilitate discussions -Teacher/Childcare Provider Session - Skills to support child and recognize signs

Following is a list of organizations with whom Ms. Todd has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, International Conference

Children's Harbor Education Center

Chesapeake Public Schools

Commonwealth Partnership for Women and Children Affected by Substance Use

Eastern Virginia Medical School: Grand Rounds

Eastern Virginia Medical School: Art Therapy Regional Symposium

National Early Childhood Education Association

Newport News Juvenile Detention Center

Norfolk Public Schools

Peace and Violence Conference, Tidewater Community College

Virginia Association of Detention Educators

Virginia Association of School Counselors

Virginia Beach Domestic Violence Task Force

Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

Virginia Early Childhood Education Association

Virginia Employee Assistance Program

YWCA / Response Sexual Assault Staff


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