Role: National Authority Consultant
Areas of Expertise: In-home services, family support, supervision, engaging with courts, child welfare and substance use disorder treatment services, older youth in care, mental health peer support
Years of Child Welfare Experience: 36
At the Center for States, Lisa D'Aunno, J.D., serves as the lead for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) State Managers and In-Home Services State Managers peer groups, and as a consultant and subject matter expert for capacity building with states in the area of in-home services and training. She is currently the training director of the University of Iowa School of Social Work's National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice. Previously, she was the Project Director for the Children's Bureau’s National Resource Center for In-Home services. Her expertise includes in-home child welfare services, family support, supervision, working with courts, the intersection of child welfare and substance use disorder treatment services, older youth in care, mental health peer support, and ethics.
Ms. D’Aunno has 36 years of child welfare experience as a lawyer, trainer, and social work administrator. She has numerous publications and has taught social work and law courses at the University of Michigan Law School, University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration, and University of Iowa School of Social Work.
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