Jennifer Slife has been a Program Planner 3 for the Iowa Child Advocacy Board since September 2014. She currently serves the eastern region of Iowa as a Regional Trainer. Jennifer's role also includes managing ICAB's grants program and serving as a volunteerism specialist. Jennifer received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 1987. Prior to her role as an ICAB PP3, Jennifer served ICAB for 7 years as CASA Coordinator in Linn, Johnson and Jones counties. Jennifer’s history with ICAB also includes serving as a Foster Care Review member, chairing a FCRB, and contracting as a FCRB facilitator for many years. In her current role, Jennifer has participated in the redesign of ICAB’s CASA, CASA Coach and FCRB pre-service curricula, as well as developing in-service training modules. Additional professional experience includes work in child protection, adoption and family-centered services, specializing in work with older youth. Jennifer has a strong interest in trauma-informed care and methods for resolving traumatic experiences, social policy, human rights and social justice, and understanding the trauma of oppression.
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