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Residential Child Care Crisis Prevention Expert Witness

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

 

EDUCATION     

M.S.    Wright State University, March 1976    
            Major:     Mental Health Counseling    
    
B.A.     Wilmington College, March 1973    
            Major:     Psychology    
            Major:     Education

 
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 re‐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 multi‐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) 

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