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|Meet A Few of Our Training Staff||
Mary & Allen Goodearle. Mary is a foster parent trainer, consultant and author. Mary and her husband, Allen, fostered over 40 children, and are the parents of seven adopted children and two biological children. Mary is a former Child Protection Social Worker, Foster Care Coordinator, and State Adoption Social Worker. She taught classes in Foster Care and Adoption at a community college for nine years and trained in partnership with the University of Wisconsin providing workshops and seminars for both foster parents and social workers. Mary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Human Services Management and Public Administration.
|Dr. Rita Laws, is a parent by adoption and birth and preiously a foster parent. Her 12 children range in age from 11 to 26 years old. Rita, who has a doctorate in psychology, is the co-author of several books about adoption: "Adoption and Financial Assistance," "Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child," "Adoption Digest: Stories of Joy, Loss and the Journey". She lives and writes and spoils her grandchildren in rural Oklahoma. Dr. Laws has written and had published over 600 articles.|
"Creating A Healing Environment for Children is a course which has grown out of many years of research by Karyn Purvis, Ph.D. and David Cross, Ph.D. Karyn and David are co-founders of the Adoption Project, which is an outreach program of the Developmental Research Lab at TCU, directed by David. The Adoption Project consists of research and intervention; student, parent, and professional training; as well as advocacy in the greater child-welfare community. The Hope Connection is the centerpiece of the Adoption Project and consists of a five-week summer day camp for at-risk adopted children and their parents. The camp program is unique in that it is a research-based intervention and has gathered dynamic data for six years, which have been used to empower adoptive parents and their children. David was a foster child himself, and Karyn served as foster parent to many children in addition to having two adopted grandchildren of her own. In addition to working in the Adoption Project and Hope Connection, David and Karyn work actively in child advocacy and speak frequently at parent and professional meetings.
|Scott Alpert is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of California. Since 1994, Dr. Alpert has been teaching a holistic approach to well-being. He began working with substance abusers and those with a dual diagnosis (people with a substance problems and a co-occurring mental illness). He has worked with clients that had HIV and AIDS. Dr. Alpert worked at a residential facility in Malibu where his clients included the rich and famous, those with chronic substance problems and debilitating mental illness including multiple personalities. Dr. Scott has also worked with learning disabled adolescents. Since 2002 he has worked with people in crisis. Dr. Alpert currently lectures on holistic health and crisis management. He has developed and facilitates seminars on the subject. Dr. Alpert has just completed a book: Crisis Management Step By Step that is available at amazon.com.|