Stephanie Rodrigues is a member of the caregiver training team. She enjoys both developing curriculum for caregivers and delivering it in the classroom and online. The thing she loves most about working at the Alliance, is connecting with caregivers.
Stephanie joined the Alliance in 2015. After adding two children to her family through adoption, she left a career in genetic research to obtain her Masters of Social Work, graduating from the University of Washington in 2008. Following graduation Stephanie worked for seven years as a Children and Family Services, Social Worker, with Children’s Administration (now known as DCYF).
In 2019, Stephanie had the opportunity to become a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She is passionate about sharing TBRI with other caregivers.
Outside of work, Stephanie enjoy spending time with her spouse, children and grandchildren. Most recently this includes exploring the beautiful Northwest on her ebike.
Renee Siers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Reneé’s journey in Child Welfare began many years ago when she and her husband Tom became foster parents. Over the years she and her husband have adopted four children, which have given them many opportunities to work with the Child Welfare system. Reneé gained a passion for working with families while being a co-trainer for the Resource Family Training Institute. She went back to school and obtained a Master's in Social Work at Eastern Washington University. While working on her Master’s degree she studied attachment and the affects of trauma on children and adults.
Reneé has a desire to help Care Providers gain the tools they need to effectively parent the children who come into their homes. She believes a sense of humor can go a long way when dealing with difficult behaviors.