Project Coordinator for the Kansas Assessment Permanency Project (KAPP) and KU SSW Center of Children & Families. Twenty years of experience on federal/state child welfare and justice projects at the SSW. Areas of interest include privatization of child welfare serves, university partnerships with child welfare agencies, and supervision and coaching practices.
Monika coordinates activities related to supported housing initiatives. A Supported Housing Fidelity Scale and Resource Guide have been developed in the past few years. Monika is the official coordinator of activities for international visitors coming to the Office.
Ally provides technical support and assistance to mental health centers that are implementing strengths-based case management. She also works on implementing CommonGround in Kansas to aid in shared decision making between consumers and their psychiatric providers.
Resilience among children exposed to intimate partner violence; promotion of positive youth development; youth aging out of foster care; Strengths-Perspective, Strengths Model of Case Management, and strengths-based practice; and international social work.
Child welfare management; management reporting; use of data in program improvement planning and management decision making; outcomes research; program evaluation; risk assessment; and abuse/neglect prevention with public assistance populations.
Kellie serves as a trainer and consultant for shared decisions models of care, including CommonGround, WRAP, and Pathways to Recovery. She has over 15 years of experience working within the mental health community both professionally and personally.