Katie Hanley, MSW, has enjoyed working with people with disabilities and their families for over a decade, and is honored to be a part of this unique program at Oak Hill – focusing on the importance of safe and meaningful relationships for people with developmental disabilities. She provides administrative oversight to CRSE.
Katie earned her MSW from the UConn School of Social Work. She currently serves on the City of Hartford Commission on Disability Issues.
Katie may be reached at 860-286-3116 or email Katie.Hanley@OakHillCT.org.
Jacilyn Fricks, LCSW, clinician, has a deep commitment to helping people be their very best selves. She provides assessment, individual and group counseling, and therapeutic education for adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities. She also counsels couples and families and offers information to access needed resources. Ms. Fricks is co-author of "Ten Tips for Healthy Relationships: A Workbook for Adults with Developmental Disabilities".
Ms. Fricks serves as the Advocate for Children with Disabilities on the Governor's Task Force on Justice for Abused Children, is a field instructor for the UCONN School of Social Work, and has been a member of NASW for over 25 years.
Jaci may be reached at 860-769-3833 or email Jacilyn.Fricks@OakHillCT.org.
Lucille Duguay, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker, established The Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education (CRSE) in 1995 to offer counseling and education. Having found a paucity of educational materials on safe relationships and sexual health for this vulnerable population, CRSE, under Lucille’s leadership, was successful in obtaining funding from local and national sponsors to develop new resources.
Lucille, who retired from her position in 2014, has been an indomitable advocate for this population with her vast work on sexual health and healthy relationships. She has presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the UCLA School of Nursing, YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities, Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Conference, and the Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association. She is the author of numerous resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their providers on topics related to safe relationships, sexual health, and abuse prevention.
Laura Rozza has a decade of experience in project management in nonprofit settings including website and technology planning and implementation, grant writing and reporting, administrative functions, bookkeeping, etc. She brings her experience with community activism, proficiency with technology and keen eye for detail to the project of revising, digitizing and translating the CRSE learning materials into Spanish.
Laura may be reached at 860-242-2274 ex. 3324 or email Laura.Rozza@OakHillCT.org.
Adjunct facilitators are selected for their particular expertise to meet the needs of the program participants and to assist in providing quality training modules. They include professionals with many years of experience providing services to people with developmental disabilities.