Last updated on August 10th, 2022 at 10:42 am
Outreach and Traumatic Loss Coordinator, ViaLink
Sherrard Crespo is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2017. Her professional background is highlighted by her work with suicide education, prevention, intervention, and postvention. Sherrard is currently employed with VIA LINK in the position of Director of Outreach and Preventing Child Abuse where her current duties include: clinical oversight of VIA LINK’s 24/7 contact center, VIA LINK internal training on suicide risk assessment, community outreach and education on VIA LINK services as well as specialized skills and information on suicide, crisis intervention, and trauma. She also facilitates VIA LINK’s two support groups: Survivors of Suicide Loss and “Real Talk” a support group for teens with suicide ideation. She is also the director for VIA LINK’s Preventing Child Abuse Program in which her current focus includes education and advocacy for the community to support Louisiana families and prevent child abuse. Her professional clinical skills also include seeing individual clients who are bereaved by suicide loss as well as providing consultation for clients who are assessed for suicide risk.