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AMY GLASSER, MSW, LICSW

Private Practice        3/2004 - Present
Bellingham, WA

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Responsibilities:
* Private therapist treating children and families affected by abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse.
* Private parent educator; teaching skills to improve parenting and enhance family functioning.
* Providing court ordered therapeutic supervised visits, reunification work, and consultation to parent, attorneys, and others who work in the best interest of children.
* Contracts with the State and the County providing outreach therapeutic services, parenting classes and case management services.
* Conduct workshops relating to families and healthy relationships.
* Case manager assisting clients of all ages (children - geriatric) who are at high risk of being psychiatrically hospitalized.
* Extensive collaboration with state agencies, schools, mental health clinics and medical facilities.
* Specific expertise in the area of child abuse/neglect, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.
* Current contracts with the State of Washington providing all types of therapy and parent education and with Whatcom County Behavioral Health Access Program providing therapeutic services to the uninsured.

NARAL (Pro-choice America)  11/2002-9/2003
Vancouver, WA
Responsibilities:
*  Provide community education and training on matters relating to women's choice.
*  Fundraising for the organization including phone solicitation and tabling.
*  Managed a small office in an outreach site in Vancouver, WA.
*  Assisted in informing the community about legislation, events, political campaigns and other issues relating to women's reproductive rights.

The Next Door           10/2001 - 10/2002
Hood River, Oregon

Wasco Family Services Program Manager/Therapist
Responsibilities:
* Managed the community Teen Court, Educational Success Project and the Drug Free Communities Grant.
* Provided direct therapeutic services to the teens of Wasco County at risk for involvement in the juvenile system and to teens in temporary placement in the NDI Community Attention Homes.
* Manager duties include budgeting, office management, state and government reports and providing in-service training on abuse and neglect related issues.
* Extensive coordination with the Commission on Children and Families, local schools and all state and private agencies serving county children.

Department of the Army      8/2000 - 5/2001
Schinnen, The Netherlands, Europe          

Family Advocacy Program Manager
Responsibilities:
* Coordinating the prevention, intervention and treatment of domestic violence and child abuse cases within the 254th Base Support Battalion community region.
* Educating the community and professionals about recognizing and reporting suspected family violence; providing educational classes on anger management, parenting, marriage enrichment, abuse prevention; and all other issues relating to families.
* Writing SOP and community policies, coordinating and conducting policy meetings.
* Managing the Army Foster Care Program
* Coordinating the community’s Special Needs Program
* Budget management.
Additional responsibilities include:
* Providing crisis intervention to community and military members.
* Providing individual, family, school and community consultation.
* Developed an extensive library of material for the community relating to the family and individual functioning.
* Assisted in all activities of the Army Community Service program.

Southern Oregon Child Study and Treatment Center      4/1999 - 4/2000
Medford, Oregon     

Specialized Foster Care Coordinator
Responsibilities:
* Recruitment of therapeutic foster homes to serve severely disturbed children ranging from ages 3-18
* Certification of these foster homes
* Training of foster care providers
* Case management of homes
* Providing supervision to foster care providers
* Counseling to the children in the homes
* Crisis management to the foster homes
* All necessary paperwork and documentation required by the county agencies that refer these children to the program.

Department of the Army      7/1995- 3/1999
Schinnen, The Netherlands, Europe          

Family Advocacy Program Manager
Responsibilities:
* Coordinating the prevention, intervention and treatment of domestic violence and child abuse cases within the 254th Base Support Battalion community region.
* Educating the community and professionals about recognizing and reporting suspected family violence; providing educational classes on anger management, parenting, marriage enrichment, abuse prevention; and all other issues relating to families.
* Writing SOP and community policies, coordinating and conducting policy meetings.
* Managing the Army Foster Care Program
* Coordinating the community’s Special Needs Program
* Budget management.
Additional responsibilities include:
* Providing crisis intervention to community and military members.
* Providing individual, family, school and community consultation.
* Developed an extensive library of material for the community relating to the family and individual functioning.
* Assisted in all activities of the Army Community Service program.
 


Tri-City Mental Health and Retardation Center 1/1991-3/1995
Lynn, Ma     

 Therapist & Service Director
Responsibilities:
* Sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness counseling & case management
* Coordinating medical, school and community outreach programs involved with the families 
* Managing a community mental health multi-disciplinary treatment team
* Supervising a staff of ten (10) therapists
* Implementing and overseeing government contracts
* Monitoring budgets and third party billing           

Northern Essex Health Resource Center   10/1988-11/1990
Amesbury, MA      

Therapist & Program Director
Responsibilities:
* Individual, family and group therapy to caseload of eighteen emotionally and
psychologically disturbed adolescents males, ages 11-18
* Developing and managing a community mental health outreach program
* Supervising four (4) therapists in a residential program serving 100 adolescents
* Providing ongoing consultation to facility management  

Massachusetts Department of Social Services 12/1978-11/1988
Lynn, MA  
 
Social Worker, Children's Protective Service Unit
Responsibilities:
* Screening, investigating, assessing and case managing more than 700 cases of child abuse and neglect
* Conducting District Court ordered care and protection investigations
* Presenting abuse and neglect training to families, community and professional organizations
* Media liaison concerning issues of sexual abuse
* Teaching S.T.E.P. "Parenting" programs
* Facilitating treatment groups for parents of sexually abused children
* Directly delivering short-term counseling to children and families

EDUCATION           

University of New Hampshire,
Bachelor's Degree - 6/1978
Major: Social Work

University of Connecticut
Masters of Social Work Degree- 12/1986
Major: Social Work

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS

LICSW 2003, LW 00007256, Washington State
Originally licensed 1988 Massachusetts        

ELECTED OFFICE

Bellingham precinct 213 Precinct Committee Officer: 2017