Next Steps For Intake Staff In Their First Year - 10/17-24/2022, 9AM-4PM, Webinar
Amanda White, MSW - email@example.com
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.
Micah Kurtz, MSW - 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.