Laura Vega, MSW, LSW

Violence Prevention Specialist

Over the past 15 years, Laura Vega, MSW, LSW has worked extensively with high-risk youth in a variety of youth and family-service settings.  She has worked in child welfare agencies, behavioral health, community outreach, and hospital-based social work.  She currently serves as the lead Violence Intervention Specialist for the CHOP Violence Intervention Program.  Laura has extensive training in trauma-informed practice, which infuses her work and is trained in the Sanctuary Model.  She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI).  She also serves as a member of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress National Committee.

Laura received her Masters of Social Work from Marywood University, and will be pursuing a PhD in Social Work at The University of Pennsylvania beginning in Fall 2016. Laura can be reached at vegal@email.chop.edu.