Ashley A. Hansen, BA, is a Healing Programs Specialist at Anu Family Services. She specializes in bringing healing, hope, and permanence to youth in foster care, respecting the child’s processes of grief and loss, supporting the child’s well-being, nurturing connections and resilience in the face of trauma. Ashley conducts Intensive Permanence/Trauma Services, a youth driven, exhaustive search for connections, helping the kids connect or reconnect to their people they have lost along their journey through foster care, and prepare the youth in healing relational trauma by addressing their grief and loss. In addition to IPS/ITS, Ashley has also been a part of other Anu services, such as licensing healing foster parents in the Minnesota Treatment Foster Care program, supporting the Fast Track to a Family program, and Parent Coaching. Previously Ashley provided family preservation, child protective, and permanency services in Buffalo County, Wisconsin; Gordon County, Georgia; and in the State of Nebraska panhandle area. Prior to joining the Anu Family Services team, she provided trauma-informed case management at Chambliss Center for Children in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree through the University of MN – School of Social Work.
|Practice Area:||None, Public or Tribal Child Welfare|
|Region:||Twin Cities - Metro|
|Type of Therapy/Service:||Consulting, Family Finding, Foster Care and Adoption Training, Intensive Trauma Services, Training, Trauma|
|Specialities:||Adoption and Child Welfare History, Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions, Adoption Transitions, Attachment Issues, Behavior Issues, Child Abuse, Consultation, County/Tribal Services, Foster Care, Neurodevelopmental Issues **, Permanency **, Post Adoption Services, PTSD, Search and Reunion, Sensory Issues, Trauma, Trauma/Complex Trauma|
* "Permanency services" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care.
** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.