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Melinda provides advance practice trainings and consultation for social workers, law enforcement/first responders, education professionals/schools, hospitals, and private youth serving organizations through Caped Crusader Consulting in the areas of:


Trauma Informed Interventions:


  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma on the Behaviors of Children and Adolescents 

    • Assessment and intervention of child maltreatment

    • Child physical abuse

    • Child neglect, medical neglect, failure to thrive

    • Child sexual abuse/sexual assault

    • Commercial sexual exploitation of children/human trafficking

    • Medical child abuse (Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy)

  • Investigation of child maltreatment (Law Enforcement)

  • Forensic social work assessments


Crisis Intervention:


  • Crisis response and management

  • Engagement of non-voluntary clients

  • Conflict resolution

  • Trauma informed practice

  • Debriefing critical incidents with first responders


Creating Inclusive Schools and Organizations

  • Cultural Attunement/Diversity

  • Understanding the Impact of Implicit Bias 

  • Intersectionality

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming Practices

Pediatric Medical Social Work:


  • Clinical response and program development for children with acute and chronic illness

  • Grief/Loss with children and adults


Program Development:


  • Sexual abuse prevention and response (Stewards of Children)

  • Child maltreatment assessment and response

  • Establishing trauma informed practices

  • Parenting support across development stages (Coping with Crying) 

  • Upstanding Police Students

  • Project SPEAK

  • Project CONNECT


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