Developing Skills for Licensing Staff Assessing LGBTQ+ Awareness and Support - 8/12/2022 - Webinar
Gracia Hahn - email@example.com
Gracia began her journey in social work while completing her Bachelor of Social Welfare degree through University of Washington, Tacoma. Gracia completed her BSW degree at UWT in 2006. Gracia went on to complete her Master of Social Work degree through the University of Washington’s Advanced Standing program in 2010. Gracia was also a CWTAP student.
Gracia worked for a private child placing agency in Tacoma for several years before taking a position with Children’s Administration. Gracia worked in various capacities within Children’s Administration, including both Division of Child and Family Services, including Child and Family Welfare Services, Aggravated Circumstances Social Worker, Rate Assessment, Adoptions and later Division of Licensed Resources where she completed Unified Home Studies and supervised a Foster Care Licensing unit.
Gracia joined the Alliance in 2014 as a Coach, training workforce on best practice, policies and procedures to ensure workers had the skill set needed to support the children and families served by Children’s Administration. In October 2015, Gracia transitioned to the position of Child Welfare Trainer. It has been a long-standing passion for Gracia to provide the support and the tools necessary for caregivers to meet the needs of children in out-of-home care. She is a strong believer that the more educated and supported the caregiver community is, the longer they will be able to provide the level of quality care these children need to move through a challenging season of their lives.
Holly Bond - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Bond is a development and facilitation specialist with the Alliance. In this role she serves caregivers through developing and facilitating curriculum that enables them to build and enhance the skills they need to support children affected by trauma.
Holly joined the Alliance after many years of supporting caregivers as a licensor in the Tacoma area. Prior to that, she worked directly with youth who had experienced significant trauma and loss. Before entering the child welfare field, Holly worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her early career began in the HIV prevention and education field.
Holly received her Master of Science (MS) in training and development from the University of Louisville. This program provided additional structure and foundation for her mission of mentoring and training adults.
In recent years, Holly has focused on trauma-informed somatic and mindful practices, completing 500+ hours of training in Mindfulness-Based Yoga, earning a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) credential, alongside achieving Qualified Teacher (QT) status of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an evidenced-based curriculum, through the University of California at San Diego’s Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.
In all things, Holly is motivated by helping people connect more deeply to their self and others. She enjoys seeing the process of learning unfold in unique ways that respect and honor each person, all communities, and the world as a whole.
Holly spends her leisure time reading, writing, dancing, and learning archery as a mindful practice.
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