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Adapting Practice During a Public Health Crisis: Guidelines for Public Child Welfare: Intake Assessment and CPS Initial Family Assessment Pre-Commencement


Apr 22, 2020 11:40 AM

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Tara Muender
Staff Associate @Action for Child Protection
Tara Muender is a Staff Associate for Action for Child Protection since September 2016. Ms. Muender has 23 years of experience working in various social service positions. Ms. Muender has experience as a front-line worker in assessment and ongoing. She has been an assessment and training supervisor, as well as a professional development program manager. Ms. Muender also worked in the areas of quality service reviews, policy, and technical assistance for the State of Wisconsin. Ms. Muender has a BSW from the University of Northern Iowa and is currently working to complete her Master of Public Administration at UW-Oshkosh.
Todd Darling
Staff Associate @Action for Child Protection
Todd Darling is a Staff Associate for Action for Child Protection. During Todd's employment with Action he has provided consultation, training, and curriculum development to multiple child welfare jurisdictions. Prior to joining Action for Child Protection, Todd served as the Statewide Training Manager for the Department of Children and Families in Florida. Todd has worked in training and curriculum design for 14 years and has worked in child welfare for 20 years. Todd has also served as the Florida's Northeast Region Training Manager for Child Protective Investigations with the University of South Florida and as a Subject Matter Expert for Florida International University as they developed Florida's pre-service curriculum between 2008-2011. Todd's additional experience includes Foster Care Case Manager, Child Protective Investigator, and Child Protection Team Case Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator. Todd graduated from Georgia Southern University; BS Psychology.
Tarrin Reed
Sr. Project Director @Action for Child Protection
Tarrin Reed is a Senior Project Director with ACTION for Child Protection. Mrs. Reed has over 20 years of public child welfare experience. Mrs. Reed’s career in public child welfare includes responsibilities ranging from casework to supervision, to program management. Prior to joining ACTION, she was a regional staff manager for the Office of Children’s Services in Anchorage Alaska, where she was part of the implementation efforts for a statewide-integrated child welfare program including safety based assessment and behavior change interventions. Mrs. Reed provides expert consultation, technical assistance and training to public child welfare agencies and their stakeholders regarding systemic implementation of practice reform, particularly regarding safety decision-making throughout the life of the child welfare case process.