Faculty and Staff

Aria Hartman

Ms. Hartman serves as the Executive Director and a Child Forensic Interviewer at the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota. Aria graduated cum laude from Washburn University with an undergraduate degree in Human Services with a specialization in Victim/Survivor Services. She earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling Studies from Capella University. Additionally, Ms. Hartman obtained a professional certificate in Advanced Level Victim Assistance and an academic certificate in Victim/Survivor Services from Washburn University and California State University at Fresno.

First, as a victim assistance specialist and consultant and now as an Executive Director and Child Forensic Interviewer, Ms. Hartman has been working in the arena of victim services for 14 years. She has interviewed over 300 children who have allegedly been sexually and/or physically abused, neglected, and/or witness to violence. Ms. Hartman also serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Children's Alliance..

Ms. Hartman trains on a variety of topics including the link between domestic violence and child abuse, cultural competency in multidisciplinary teams, and the dynamics of child sexual abuse. She combines her research data, professional insights and her personal experience to enlighten audiences about the reality of child abuse and the opportunities for people to make a difference in the life of an abused child.