Role: National Authority Consultant
Areas of Expertise: Foster care, permanency, well-being
Years of Child Welfare Experience: 46
As a subject matter expert and consultant at the Center for States, Joan Morse provides direct services and consultation to states and consultants in the areas of foster care and permanency. She also participates in the development of publications, learning experiences, and curricula in her areas of expertise and serves as the peer group lead for the State Foster Care Managers Peer Group at the Center.
Starting in 1987 and continuing to the present, Ms. Morse serves as a human services consultant in New York City, working with organizations to develop programs and curricula related to youth development and permanency. From 2004 to 2014, Ms. Morse served as the Assistant Director of the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, New York. In that capacity, she provided training and technical assistance to states, tribes, and territories on permanency and well-being issues in child welfare; developed toolkits and curricula to support the Center’s work on youth permanency and family engagement; and served as project director for the Preparation for Adulthood: Supervising for Success training program implemented in Mississippi, Oregon, and New York City.
Previously, Ms. Morse served as program director for the Adolescent Services Resources Network at the Hunter College School of Social Work, where she provided training and technical assistance New York City public and private schools in independent living issues for youth in foster care.
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