The pilot of the Child Welfare Professional and Supervisor Curriculum will be January – December 2017. The Mental Health Practioner Curriculum and Coaching sessions are currently under development with plans to pilot Fall, 2017.
We are excited to announce the 8 states participating in our pilot:
Theresa Thurmond, Manager, Continuum of Care Reform
Karena Brown, Adoption Policy Analyst
Kelly King, PSA, Adoption Unit
Kim Sharp, Assistand Director of Preservice Inservice Training
Kristi Poole, Adoption, IVE, Permanency Manager
Grace Brace, Deputy Director, Office of Child and Family Services
Nadine Groven, Minnesota Child Welfare Training System
Crystal Graves, Social Services Program Consultant, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Tricia Howell, Deputy Director for Foster Care/Adoptions
Jami Majors, Field Administrator for Foster Care/Adoption Agencies and Child Placement Line
Bonnie Godwin, Counseling Supervisor, Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption
Tracy Rogers, Adoption Coordinator I
Bonnie Beneke, Director of Staff Training, OTDP
Julie Flannery, Director, Harmony Adoptions
Melanie Meyer, Adoption Manager
Christine Domes, Adoption Social Worker, Children’s Administration at Washington State Department
NTI Implementation Specialists will lead implementation planning and provide technical assistance to pilot sites to build capacity and readiness for implementation/piloting of the web-based trainings. The Specialists will also support the integration of NTI into training systems.
Implementation Specialist Assignments:
- Maine, Minnesota, Washington – Lisa Maynard
- Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee – Mary Wichansky
- California, Oklahoma – Emily Smith Goering
Please visit our NTI Staff Page to meet the full team and access contact information for each team member. We look forward to announcing a tribal partner and providing updates on activities in each state once the pilot is underway.