Domestic Violence in Child Welfare - 8/2 - 8/3/2022 - Spokane

Spokane, WA US
August 2, 2022 to August 3, 2022
Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
08/02/2022 - 8:30am PDT
Event ends: 
08/03/2022 - 4:30pm PDT
Alliance Region 1 Training Hub
316 West Boone
Suite 180
Spokane, WA 99201
United States
+1 (509) 818-1050

This class takes place in the same building as the Spokane Central DCYF Office

Michelle Cutlip -

Michelle began her career in Child Welfare in the early 1990s initially working in juvenile court as a juvenile probation officer working with Truant, At-Risk Youth and CHINS (Child in Need of Services) cases and as a CASA program coordinator.  Michelle began working with Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in 2001.  During her time with DCFS, Michelle worked in a number of roles, including managing the Visitation Office and volunteers, CFWS social worker in Family Treatment Court, and  supporting caregivers as Foster Parent Trainer (with RFTI – Resource Family Training Institute).

Michelle began working on Regional Core Training curriculum, and then as a Region 1 coach training new employees, and supporting existing staff in 2012.  Michelle is passionate about supporting, encouraging and retaining child welfare staff in their work serving children and families. 

Michelle received a BS in Psychology from WSU in 1993, and an MSW from Eastern Washington University in 2010. 

Brooke Martin -

Brooke Martin began her work with the Alliance as a Development and Facilitation Specialist in 2021. She comes to this work bringing a wealth of experience after 23 years as a Child Protective Services investigator, serving Washington state families and those in the Walla Walla region.

Beginning her work toward creating strong systems of support, Brooke obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts  in Criminal Justice/Sociology at Washington State University. Using this foundational work as a springboard for her passion in the field she later received her Master’s in Social Work from Walla Walla University. Brooke obtained her Doctorate in Education, with an emphasis in Child/Family Studies in 2008. Her dissertation focused on Child Forensic Interviewing Protocols, which has been instrumental in her service with CPS and now with the Alliance in her collaboration with workforce professionals.

Outside of her work with the Alliance, Brooke teaches Human Services, Sociology and Criminal Justice at the Walla Walla Community College, helping to prepare new social workers and professionals entering into the field. Her education and CPS backgrounds are utilized at the Alliance as being one of the key facilitators in the Regional Core Training program for new workforce employees as well as in curriculum development for new and existing trainings.

Brooke’s well-rounded career is paired with a rich personal life, which she shares with her husband Dale, two Bloodhounds and one German Shepard. In her free time, Brooke spends time riding her horses and competing in Barrel Racing. She also enjoys camping with friends as well as running her small rental property meeting new friends along the way.

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This class takes place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on August 2nd and 3rd.