Teresa Salinas, LSW
Intimate Partner Violence Specialist

Teresa Salinas is a licensed social worker and medical advocate at Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) providing education and support services for patient families and staff as the CHOP Care Network Intimate Partner Violence Specialist.


Teresa Salinas is a medical advocate working in the STOP Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Program. STOP IPV is a multi-component, collaborative program jointly supported by CHOP and Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) designed to address intimate partner violence and teen dating violence. Teresa provides training, technical assistance, and survivor support services as the IPV Specialist at CHOP Karabots Pediatric Care Center.

Her advocacy efforts aim to improve safe screening and referral practices in the pediatric primary care setting in order to offer trauma-informed, inclusive support for patients, caregivers, and CHOP staff impacted by IPV.

BA, Fordham University, 2013

MSW, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, 2018

Intimate Partner Violence Specialist, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Contact Information

Karabots Pediatric Care Center, 4865 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139