Bethany Christian Services
Training, Licensing, & Behavior Support Specialist
June 2012 — Present
I currently provide multiple trainings for my agency including being a Master Trainer for NCTSN Trauma Informed Parenting, a Certified Instructor for CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, and a Facilitator for PRIDE training for new foster and adoptive parents. I also plan, organize, and track foster parent training toward state standards and in accordance with standards set by the Council on Accreditation. In 2014 I was chosen to become the Statewide Coordinator for Trauma Informed Parenting, providing NCTSN Trauma Informed Parenting Train the Facilitator for staff seeking to become a facilitator and coordinating efforts to ensure this curriculum is offered to families at Bethany offices across Michigan. I am a Certification (licensing) Specialist providing assessment and ongoing support to foster homes, and conducting special investigations of allegations against foster homes as necessary. Finally, I have provided behavioral intervention and support for children with challenging behaviors and the families that care for them in an effort to support the family, maintain placement, and preserve biological, foster, and adoptive families.