Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Residential Child Care, Residential Care & Treatment Centers Best Practices, Cases involving Use of Physical Interventions, Crisis Prevention,
Expert Witness No.1156
M.S. Wright State University, March 1976
Major: Mental Health Counseling
B.A. Wilmington College, March 1973
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
1990-present SENIOR EXTENSION ASSOCIATE/PROJECT DIRECTOR. CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Management responsibilities include: Provide the day to day management of the Residential Child Care Project which includes the coordination of statewide, national, and international training programs, an on-â€going evaluation of the training programs, a certification system, and provision of technical assistance to child caring organizations and schools nationally and internationally.
Program Development responsibilities include: Lead writer and reâ€developer of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), a crisis prevention and intervention system used in residential care organizations, schools, juvenile justice programs and child serving organizations around the world. Lead writer and developer of the CARE model for residential and child serving organizations.
Training technical assistance activities include: In addition to workshops, panels, and keynotes, participation in the development, delivery and implementation of the TCI system, implementation of the CARE model, investigation in out-â€of-â€home care training, a violence prevention program for school=age children, crisis intervention training for foster and adoptive parents, crisis management in the schools, and a series of topics to strengthen organizations’ crisis management systems and quality of care.
1986-â€1990 PRESIDENT, MUELLER HOLDEN & ASSOCIATES
Consultant and training activities included: Basic and Secondary courses for Residential Child Care Workers; Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Child Care Workers, Foster Parents, and Educators; Working with Unruly/Delinquent Youth; Independent Living Youth Retreats; Independent Living Skills; Training of trainers; Group Experiential Learning.
1979-â€1988 ADMINISTRATOR, BUCKEYE BOYS RANCH, GROVE CITY, OHIO
Duties included overseeing day to day operations of a multiâ€service residential treatment program, including personnel, budgeting, licensing procedures and requirements, quality assurance of treatment programming, direct supervision of all treatment and direct care staff. Program services included residential treatment services, educational services, group home, day care, aftercare, and foster care programs, research and evaluation, recreational therapy, and staff development. Liaison responsibilities included the Mental Health Board, Ohio Department of Human Services, United Way, Children Services and other affiliated organizations.
1978-â€1979 JUVENILE JUSTICE PLANNER, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, STATE OF OHIO, COLUMBUS, OHIO
Coordination of a statewide needs assessment of the juvenile justice and youth services system, the monitoring of Ohio's progress toward deinstitutionalization of status offenders, the review of applications for funding, the provision of technical assistance to programs, input in legislative concerns, and the preparation of the 1980 funding directives for LEAA and JJDP funds.
1975-â€1978 DIRECTOR, CLINTON COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU, WILMINGTON, OHIO
Directed, coordinated, developed, and supervised the programs of the Youth Service Bureau which included; Big Brother/Sister, Youth Employment Services, recreational programs, peer counseling, individual and group counseling, outreach, and public relations.
1974-â€1975 CASEWORKER, CLINTON COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES BOARD, WILMINGTON, OHIO
Protective services, foster care and adoptive services, abuse and neglect investigations, licensing studies, family and child counseling.
RELATED WORK AND ACTIVITIES
Editorial Board, International Journal of Child and Family Welfare (2014-â€ present)
Advisory Committee, Child and Youth Care Certification Board (2011-â€present)
Building Bridges Initiative, Outcomes Workgroup (2009-â€present)
The National Task Force on Preventing and Reducing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion, Child Welfare League of America (2003)
Committee chair, Administration and Leadership committee, The National Task Force on Behavior Management "Best Practice" Guidelines, Child Welfare League of America (2001)
Board Member of the NYS Association of Child Care Workers (1991 -â€ 2003)