Foundations of Motivational Interviewing for Child Welfare Staff - 09/05-06&09/24 - Vancouver Columbia

September 5, 2024 to September 9, 2024
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/05/2024 - 9:00am PDT
Event ends: 
09/09/2024 - 12:30pm PDT
Vancouver Columbia
United States

Main Contact: 
Lynn Robinson -

Lynn started her social work career in 2001, working at Catholic Community Services in Vancouver, WA doing Intensive Family Preservation Services and Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS) work with children and families utilizing the Wraparound approach to work toward stabilization and permanency. She continued her work with Catholic Community Services in Tacoma on the Family Access to Stabilization and Transition (FAST) Team to help stabilize children and families in crisis. In 2003, she moved to Yakima where she worked in Region 2 as a BRS provider conducting extensive family searches, placement stability, and services to children, youth and families dealing with significant mental health needs and difficult behaviors.

In 2005, Lynn moved to Spokane an began her 16 year career with the Department of Children and Family Service/Children’s Administration as a CPS Investigator. She also carried cases as a CFWS social worker in Spokane and Tumwater for six years before becoming a FTDM Facilitator. In 2017, Lynn became a Family Engagement Program Manager for Region 5 and managed multiple programs including FTDM, Recruitment, Retention and Support (RDS), and the DCYF (1624) Foster Parent Consultation Team in Region 5. During her time with DCYF, she also supervised the Region 5 FTDM team and a CFWS unit in the Tacoma office.

Lynn received her MSW from the University of Washington in 2018 through CWTAP.

Amanda White -

While completing a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Human Development and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology at Washington State University in 2001, Amanda discovered the field of Child Welfare. There she was propelled into the MSW program at Eastern Washington University and participated in the CWTAP Program, graduating in 2004.

Amanda began with the Alliance in October 2015 after nearly 13 years with Children’s Administration. During her time with CA, Amanda held numerous positions which included social work and later supervision in Child Protection and Child & Family Welfare Services.  Those positions provided her the opportunity to support best practice in several offices, partner with local tribes and promote community involvement to improve the lives of children.

In 2013 Amanda also became a licensed foster parent, later adopting, to complete her family.

These experiences have all led to the excitement and passion behind coaching, training and supporting child welfare staff.

Available Credit

  • 16.00 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Three day training in Vancouver Columbia:

  • 9/5/24  9:00-4:00
  • 9/6/24  9:00-4:00
  • 9/9/24  8:30-12:30