Role: Senior Instructor/Consultant, Systems of Care Institute (SOCI), Center for Improvement of Child & Family Services
Education: MSW, Portland State University
Experience: For the last 7 years, Susie Barrios has been a trainer and consultant at the Systems of Care Institute where she trains staff, leadership, family members and community partners throughout Oregon on Wraparound and System of Care practice. She has been a lead trainer for the Statewide Children’s Wraparound Initiative and has provided training and technical assistance to SAMHSA Systems of Care projects including the Wraparound Oregon Early Childhood Project, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health/Nak-Nu-Wit project, and the Native American Health Center San Francisco/Urban Trails project. Susie is also currently providing technical assistance at the state and local levels to Oregon’s 2012 Family Connections Grant, implementing a combined model of family finding and family group conferencing to empower family members to meet the needs of their children/youth served by the child welfare system.
Prior to joining PSU, Susie was involved in the early implementation of Systems of Care and helped develop and standardize family meeting practices in Oregon’s child welfare system. As a clinical social worker, she worked for over 20 years at Oregon’s first family preservation agency serving youth and families involved with child welfare, providing in-home therapy and facilitating child and family teams. In 2008, Susie was awarded Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter.
Teaching/Training Areas: Susie trains Wraparound, Systems of Care, family team meetings, strength-based supervision and casework practice, and leadership development across multiple systems including child welfare, mental health, aging and disability.
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