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Sexual violence can impact all dynamics of relationships. This presentation explores the impacts of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse on relationships, trust,and intimacy. Participants will gain an increased understanding of how boundaries are impacted by sexual violence as well as at least three interventions to support survivors and their partners.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to...

  • Understand the impact of sexual violence on trust and how it impacts,
    relationships and intimacy
  • Describe how boundaries are impacted by sexual violence
  • Gain three interventions for supporting survivors and their partners

Meet your presenters:

Tammy Moore is an independently licensed social worker with a supervisory designation through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Tammy graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2001 and received her Master of Social Work from the Ohio State University in 2005.

Tammy has worked in the field of mental health for over ten years in various capacities, including working with at-risk youth and survivors of domestic violence in Private Practice. Most recently, Tammy worked as a trauma therapist at Mount Carmel’s Crime and Trauma Assistance Program. There, Tammy provided individual, group, and family therapy to survivors of trauma, specializing in treatment of childhood abuse, sexual violence, grief, LGBTQ specific and traumatized children. She also served as a supervisor for graduate students and provided EMDR consultation. Tammy is a certified EMDR therapist and has met the criteria to be an Approved EMDR Consultant.

Tammy has presented at local, statewide, and national conferences on various topics including Trauma Informed Care, Trauma and the Brain, Impact of Trauma on Children, Trauma and the LGBTQ Community, and Treatment for Childhood Sexual Abuse and Secondary Trauma. Additionally, Tammy has served as a Board Member for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), a consultant for Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, and is a member of EMDR International Association. Tammy is trained to provide evidenced-based therapeutic interventions including EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT, play therapy, DBT, and motivational interviewing. She approaches all sessions from a collaborative, strengths-based approach based on respect, open communication, and hope.

Suzanne (Suzi) Rutti, MSW, LISW-S specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a range of traumatic events. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has presented to numerous local and national audiences on the importance of providing trauma-informed care to community members. She provides clinical
supervision and EMDR consultation to area clinicians, and co-facilitates the Children Affected by Violence Task Force of Central Ohio. Previous experience includes employment as a trauma therapist at the Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program, and treatment coordinator in the partial hospitalization program at St. Vincent Family Center


Lisa Hayes, LISW-S is a trauma therapist at Columbus College of Art and Design and also works in private practice.  Specialties include working with both adult and adolescent survivors of intimate partner violence, violent crime, childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ survivors of violent crime and sexual assault.  She also has experience working with dissociative disorders, anxiety, depression, compulsions, significant life changes, phobias, and veterans.  She is a trained EMDR clinician.  Other training includes: TF-CBT, CBT, IFS, DBT skills, Sensorimotor skills, mindfulness skills, and various expressive therapies.



The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio CSWMFT Board. Our social work provider number is: RST111002. Our counselor provider number is: RCX011401.