Child Welfare


Child welfare social workers serve some of the most vulnerable children, youths, and families. Social workers specialize in building on the strengths of families and helping them to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and youths. However, when families are unable to do this, social workers must intervene to protect the children from harm. Child welfare social workers ensure that children and youths who have experienced abuse or neglect are supported through a range of services. Here are our experts on this issue. To arrange interviews or speaking engagements email

Name State Specific Expertise
Jason Andrade Connecticut Child Mental Health
Mariama S. Boney, LMSW, CAE, CPEC Virginia Young Adults
Eugene Canotal California Youth & Social Media
Alma J. Carten Pennsylvania
Yvonne M. Chase Alaska
Gina Corona New York Children & Families
Chisato Hotta California Child Trauma
Dr. Tawanda Hubbard, LCSW New Jersey
Craig A. Knippenberg Colorado Parenting
Sandi Lindgren Minnesota Adolescents
Theresa A. Lyons, Esq., MSW New Jersey
Amy Moncion Florida
Leah Niehaus California Adolescent Group Therapy
Christina (Tina) Paddock California Early Childhood & Child Care
Sheree Parker Pennsylvania
Karen Perez Florida
Dr. Lawrence Shulman New Hampshire
Susan Townsley Wisconsin Early Childhood Mental Health
Sonja D. Ulrich Washington
Tara Wallace Kansas
Marya Wright, DSW(c) MSW California