Child Protective Services In-Service - 8/30 - 9/1/2022 - Seattle
Micah Kurtz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Micah has worked or trained in child welfare since May 2008, as a family preservation therapist for two years, a CWTAP intern on the Office of Indian Child Welfare in Seattle for two years, and then five years for Children’s Administration as a line worker and supervisor in the Kent and King West offices, in Child and Family Welfare Services.
While with Children’s Administration, Micah was a father’s engagement office and regional lead, participated in a statewide birth to three safety workgroup, helped lead office Continuous Quality Improvement in Kent, was trained in NCAST, twice testified before a legislative committee on behalf of union social service workers, and was the union representative on the governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission for children, youth and families, advocating for social service providers and families. Micah is excited to continue his efforts to support workers and the work in his new capacity as an Alliance coach.
Micah holds a Master of Divinity with a concentration in family pastoral care and counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. Micah has also worked in homeless outreach in south King County, participated in faith-based social services, and is active in community engagement in his local church. As a single father, Micah acknowledges there is a wide variety of family structures, as well as the difficulties and joys families experience.
Jason Pollock - email@example.com
Jason Pollock is a Development and Facilitation Specialist at the Alliance. He facilitates several trainings as well as developing and updating curriculum. He makes an effort to create a connection and share experiences with all of the participants in his trainings.
He began his career as a Program Director for the Boys and Girls Club in Greely Colorado before moving to the Island of Oahu in 2002 and working with youth and families with the Non Profit Agency Hale Kipa. He began working with DCYF in 2014 as a CFWS Social Service Specialist before accepting a supervision position in 2016. In 2019 he joined the Alliance and enjoys the opportunity to continue to work with DCYF staff.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He loves spending time with his family trying to keep up with his busy wife and teenage daughters.
This class takes place from 9 am - 4 pm on August 30th, 31st and September 1st.
To register for this class, please go to the Washington State Learning Center. If you do not have access to WSLC and would still like to take this class, you can submit an External Registration Request form here. Please allow 1-3 business days for your request to be processed.