Resource Family Training Institute
Meet the Trainers
Guardians of dependent children and kinship families are welcome to attend all classes provided statewide by the Resource Family Institute, free of charge, whether or not you are licensed.
I have worked within the Child Welfare field for nearly 25 years; the first several as an Investigative Social Worker, and since 1990 as a Program Manager/Consultant and Trainer within the Resource Family Training Institute of Washington State. I am one of 2 RFTI trainers in Region 3; my territory includes the 4 most northwest counties in the state (Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan).
I believe that training should be fun, as well as educational, and I strive to make all of my training sessions enjoyable for the participants. In addition to training within my Region, I have also provided workshops at the statewide Foster Parent Conference, the West Coast Child Welfare Trainers Conference (in Alaska and California) and the National Foster Parent Association Educational Conference in Washington, DC.
I attended college at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I earned BA degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. In 2007, I received a Master of Education degree, with an emphasis on Community and College Education, from Western Washington University.
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