B C & T NEWS
Mr. Baptista has been selected to present a workshop at the Child Welfare League of America's 2014 National Conference to be held in September, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His worshop will be on Trauma Informed Collaborative Kinship Care.
Mr. Baptista began as a consultant on Trauma and Mental Health for the Boston Public Health Commission. He consults and provides direct services to the Commission and survivors of the Marathon Bombings. In this role he also provides training to a variety of agencies connected to the BPHC.
Mr. Baptista presented a seminar entitled "Trauma Informed Practice in Child Welfare" at the annual Children's Trust Fund Conference in Massachusetts.
Following his retirement from the Massacusetts Department of Children and Families, Mr. Baptista presented a seminar at the Foster Family Based Association National Confrerence in Atlanta, Georgia. He trained foster parents and professionals in Trauma Informed Care.
Mr. Baptista became a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team with the Boston Police Department and serves as the clinician for the South Shore Team as well.
Lorraine Baptista, Clinical Associate with B C & T obtained her masters degree in early childhood education.
Mr. Jorge Ferreira, MSW, LCSW, joined the agency. His expertise in psychotherapy, fatherhood services, child welfare practice and outreach services increases the knowledge base of B C & T.
Mr. Baptista obtained his CAGS from the Simmons Graduate School of Social Work in Relational and Multi-contextual Trauma Treatment.
Mr. Baptista has again been appointed a mentor for the Student Alumni Mentoring Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Massachusetts Department of Social Services was selected as a winner of an Innovations in Government Award at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for its Teaming Initiative. Mr. Baptista was a member of this experimental project of the agency. He developed and implemented a teaming unit focused on permanency and stability for children and families. DSS received $100,000 as a result of this award.