Jenny Lynn King

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Trainer and Training Coordinator

Biography

Jenny King is a Training Coordinator and Trainer for the Center for Family and Community Engagement and has been with the Center since May 2006.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences in 1997 from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA.  Between September 2004 and March 2006 Jenny was enrolled in the Master’s of Social Work Program at the University of Washington.  She began a Master of Science in Management program with Troy University August 2009, and anticipates completing the program near the end of 2011.  Jenny worked from 1997-2000 in the WA Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, at a secured residential facility for incarcerated male adolescents.  From 2000-2006 she worked with children and their families at the Department of Social Services  as a Child Welfare Services Social Worker employing family-centered practice as a main avenue for engaging and empowering families in decision making.  During this time, Jenny was a member of a team in her DSS office which was in charge of implementing the Annie E. Casey Family to Family Program. She was primarily involved in facilitation of family-centered meetings, as well as working on building community partnerships/resource families for children.  Jenny also participated and completed Mediation Training with the Benton Franklin Dispute Resolution Center and was involved in supporting and working with families having conflict with the Children and Family Services agency to reach resolutions.  Between September 2005 and March 2006 Jenny participated in an Internship with the American Lake Veteran’s Administration PTSD clinic.  Jenny has interests in helping support training and technical assistance around child and family teams within the NC Judicial system (GALS, attorneys, family court judges), within military communities, and within systems such as Adult Services and Juvenile Services.   Jenny desires to continue training and education toward the use of family-centered practice within all systems to best empower and support families toward understanding and building on their strengths, utilizing their own resources and community resources to achieve their goals.