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After many years of meaningful frontline experience, I began to seek more opportunities in teaching and mentoring as well as in community and program development.  From 2015-2016, I helped to lead and support a Collaborative Practice Team at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre through a comprehensive evaluation of service delivery.  This evaluation involved a significant shift in an area of program delivery by incorporating the principles of a trauma informed approach into practice as well as utilizing a qualitative research approach to ensure the shift created was evidence-based. 

I had the opportunity to present this work at the 33rd International FICE/2nd World CYC Conference in Vienna in 2016, the Child and Youth Care in Action: Embracing Challenge Conference at the University of Victoria in 2017, and the Child & Youth Care Association of BC's Transitions and Transformations: Influencing Change Through Relational Practice Conference in 2018.

Furthermore, my work and research, Creating Evidence Based Change Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Translating Principles into Practice, has been published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (DOI:

For more information on my availability for Trauma Informed Research and/or Educational Presentations, please email me at  


I am also a trained, Certified Facilitator of the Connect Parent Group (  Please contact me if you are interested in providing a group to your community or if you are a Certified Facilitator and would like to co-facilitate a group with me.




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