Mary McHenry, MSW
TLC Certified Trainer
Mary McHenry is the coordinator of the Child & Youth Worker Program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, where she has taught for the past 16 years. Her experience as a social worker began in child protection where she conducted child abuse investigations and became increasing concerned about the traumas so many children experienced in their own homes. Her career then took her to the Family Counselling Centre in Sarnia where, she was a clinical social worker, specializing in the areas of family violence and sexual assault. Mary was also a member of her community's Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team for many years where she saw, first hand, the benefits of debriefing for people exposed to traumatic events. Mary has over 25 years experience as a clinical social worker and instructor, is a Certified Trauma and Loss Consultant through the Institute, and has been a faculty member with The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) since 1998. Mary is currently one of the editors of the The TLC Practitioner, a monthly eNews publication put out by TLC.