The training component of the All Children-All Families initiative is Benchmark 5 in the 10 Benchmarks of LGBT Cultural Competency. Each module provides an interactive and dynamic training appropriate for a full spectrum of adult learners.
Beth Brindo, MSSA, LISW-S, has worked for over 26 years in the administrative and clinical arenas of mental health and social service/child welfare. She is a knowledge & practice expert in the specialized fields of permanency for children, adoption of children with special needs, triad search and ethical birth parent services. Beth also specializes in working with multi-cultural and diverse populations such as LGBT, rural, international, kinship, and infant adoption.
Beth’s efforts in capacity building and best practices have involved public and private grant development and management, which included successful Adoption Opportunity Grant projects. She has written and collaborated on publications, developed curricula and conducted training workshops on many topics including kinship care and adoption, minority family recruitment, rural adoption, effective adoptive and foster parent recruitment and retention, open adoption, working with LGBT foster and adoptive families, and ethical birth parent service.