Typhani Carter, LCSW, is Director of Clinical Services at HELP Haven, in which role she oversees all aspects of the clinical department. She develops and facilitates training for all HELP sites, focusing on trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care. She modifies existing protocols and procedures to meet best practice standards for managing clients who have experienced complex trauma and are without homes.
Ms. Carter consults with Bonding Links Mental Health Clinic, an Article 31 clinic associated with Coalition for Hispanic Family Services. She diagnoses and treats children who struggle with psychiatric illnesses, as well as their families, and collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to determine treatment. She also provides clinical supervision. Prior to joining HELP USA, Ms. Carter served as the Administrative Supervisor for the Specialized Programs at Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), in which role she supervised and evaluated a team of social workers and socio-therapists. She interfaced with upper management regarding program development, policy, procedure and census, and developed and facilitated training for foster parents, parents, and staff on the impact of trauma on different populations. She was awarded the Robert Maslow Excellence in Practice Award at JCCA
Before joining JCCA, Ms. Carter served as a Trauma Recovery Clinician at The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, in which role she counseled children, adolescents and young adults who had experienced trauma. She developed protocol for studies to assess the effectiveness of Safe Touches Workshops on young children, and conducted those studies. She also oversaw the administration of the Child Empowerment and Trauma Recovery Programs, and conducted training for staff, parents, and donors on trauma-related issues.
Ms. Carter is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and served as co-chair for a subcommittee of the Lower East Side Community Partnership Initiative. She earned her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and her master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work.