DeShawn Spears, MSW, LCSW is a graduate of the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) Program. DeShawn specializes in post adoption support services primarily for individuals whom have adopted from the child welfare system. Ms. Spears is rostered with NCCTP to provide TF-CBT to youth ages 5-17 with PTSD symptoms.

Ms. Spears works with youth, adult adoptees and families specializing in prevention and intervention services that protect the permanency of adoptive families through pre-adoption workshop and in-home consultation. She is experienced in crisis de-escalation and adoption related issues and trauma work related to foster care and sexual abuse. She also acts as a confidential intermediary facilitating search and reunion efforts for adult adoptees.