Clinical Program Manager of Human Development Center
Saprina Matheny, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Youth and Family Services at the Human Development Center in Duluth. Minnesota. She also provides training, organizational consulting, and expert testimony around issues of traumatic stress. Formerly, she was the Clinical Program Manager at the Ambit Network at the University of Minnesota. Ambit is a National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Community Treatment and Service Center funded through the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to psychotherapy for traumatized children and their families, Saprina has a particular expertise in sexual abuse and pediatric sexual behavior. She has provided training on trauma to diverse audiences throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her passion is working at the intersections of various child-serving agencies to create system change, emphasizing the role of evidence-based practices.