Domestic Violence in Child Welfare - 9/20/2022 - 9/23/2022 - Webinar

September 20, 2022 to September 23, 2022
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Event starts: 
09/20/2022 - 8:30am PDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2022 - 12:30pm PDT
United States

Lisa Sinnett -

Lisa began her professional social services career in 2000 in Whatcom County at the Birch Bay House, a Crisis Residential Center for At-Risk Youth.  In this position she assisted in developing both the program being offered to the residents and families as well as the training program for staff. She then moved back to Kitsap County and was employed by Compassionate Care, a Child Placing Agency, and provided BRS Case Management to their licensed foster homes.  While working for Compassionate Care she was also able to engage with families in the community to provide Family Reconciliation Counseling and early intervention in hopes of assisting local families with At-Risk teens to avoid out of home placement and further intervention.

In 2006, Lisa began working for the State of Washington at the Department of Social and Health Services-Children’s Administration.  She began as a non-permanent (CPS) investigator in the Tacoma Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) office.  In December 2006, Lisa transferred into a permanent (CPS) Investigator position in the Bremerton DCFS office.   After approximately 2 ½ years, Lisa moved into the Court Service Specialist position in the Bremerton office and then into a Child and Family Welfare Services (CFWS) position.  In 2013, Lisa was promoted to supervisor.  In this role she was able to supervise workers performing CFWS, Courtesy Supervision and briefly supervised CPS Investigations.

Lisa earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2009 from Saint Martin’s University and her bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Western Washington University in 1999. 

Micah Kurtz -

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.

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This class runs from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on September 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. 

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.