TAC Sites and Partners

TAC Participants looking at training materials around a table

TAC Sites and Partners

C.A.S.E. has partnered with organizations nationwide, setting up licensed Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) sites across 19 states to train mental health professionals in becoming adoption competent.

As more TAC sites open, and more mental health professionals are trained, even more adoptive families across the country will have access to expert adoption-competent mental health care.

For individuals located in states without TAC sites – C.A.S.E. offers virtual TAC Trainings periodically. If you are interested in being notified when a new training is scheduled or if you are an agency interested in becoming an authorized TAC site, please email training@adoptionsupport.org

TAC trainings are offered by the following list of licensed TAC sites:

Contact Name
Contact Email
Alabama Children’s Aid Society of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Brock Sellers bsellers@childrensaid.org
California Lilliput/Wayfinder Family Services, Sacramento, CA Diana Naranjo dnaranjo@wayfinderfamily.org
Connecticut UConn Health Adoption Assistance Program, West Hartford, CT Allyson Powell apowell@uchc.edu
Florida Sunshine Health, Fort. Lauderdale, FL David Allen daallen@centene.com
Georgia Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services, Atlanta, GA Deidre Carmichael dhcarmichael@gsu.edu
Indiana The Villages of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN Margaret Abrell mabrell@villages.org
Iowa Four Oaks, Cedar Rapids, IA Tammy Welter-Nelson twelter-nelson@fouroaks.org
Kansas Foster Adoption Connect Molly Ticknor molly.ticknor@fosteradopt.org
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Division, Baton Rouge, LA Cheryl Garafola Tirado cheryl.tirado.dcfs@la.gov
Michigan Southwest Solutions Marquita Felder mfelder@swsol.org
Missouri Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, St. Louis, MO Jada Coleman jada@forchildwelfare.org
Nebraska Lutheran Family Services, Omaha, NE Stacy Varouh svarouh@lfsneb.org
North Carolina Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC Shannon Enoch sjohnson@chsnc.org
North Carolina Catawba County Social Services, Hickory, NC Chrissy Triplett ctriplett@catawbacountync.gov
Ohio OhioKAN, Cleveland, OH Roxana Bell roxana.bell@kinnectohio.org
Oklahoma Family Hope House, Tulsa, OK Leslie Keenan leslie@familyhopehouse.com
Oregon Oregon Department of Human Services Nicole Russell tac@nwresource.org
Pennsylvania Voce, (formerly Family Design Resources), Harrisburg, PA Jessica Castle jcastle@vocetogether.org
Utah Children’s Service Society of Utah Tara Romney Barber tara@cssutah.org
Virginia Center for Adoption Support and Education, Sterling, VA Leslie Wright wright@adoptionsupport.org
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Work, Milwaukee, WI Jane Hereth hereth@uwm.edu