Overcoming Caregiver Trauma
Based on community feedback, we have heard how hard it is for caregivers to make time and prioritize their self-care and how traumatic it can be to care for someone with a bleeding disorder. This session will offer space for attendees to share their experiences and an opportunity to learn tips for self-care from a therapist experienced in trauma informed care.
Anna Marie Bell, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LISW
Anna Maria Bell is a graduate of The Catholic University of America Master’s Program in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology, a graduate of Capella University with a Master’s Degree in Public Service Leadership, and a graduate of Walden University with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. She is currently ABD at Walden University where she is pursuing a PhD in Human Services. She is Clinically Licensed to Practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and the State of Ohio. She has worked in a variety of Social Work Settings and provided counseling to various populations including couples, children and adolescents, women, men and geriatric populations. For the last twenty-six years she has been employed at the District of Columbia Child Welfare Agency where she has worked in various areas mainly Training, Policy, and Clinical Case Management. Anna is an active part of the management team at CFSA and heads several committees involving policy creation, program administration and supportive services. Anna joined the Hemophilia Foundation of America consultancy staff in 2015 as a facilitator/speaker, conducting trainings, seminars and curriculum development. Anna conducts life/professional coaching sessions as well as various workshops throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan Area through her company Bell-ievable, Inc., where she focuses on Development of Leadership, Self Esteem and Self Determination, through group processes and facilitation. Anna is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.