Brenda L. Anderson, LSW, has worked in child welfare for 17 years, primarily in the areas of child protection and permanency services. She currently serves as an intensive permanence specialist with Anu Family Services. This position allows Brenda to assist youth whom have experienced extensive grief, loss and trauma through failed adoptions, multiple foster care placements and significant exposure to physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. Brenda’s work helps facilitate safe and healthy permanent lifelong connections for these youth. Previously she provided child protective and permanency services on a county basis in southern Minnesota, contributing to her exposure to a myriad of psychosocial behaviors, as a well as a sound understanding of the public child welfare system and its interface with the private sector. Brenda specializes in Intensive Permanency Services using Family Search and Engagement and working with Grief/loss and Trauma using the 3-5-7 model by Darla Henry
|Region:||Twin Cities - Metro|
|Specialities:||Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions, Adoption Transitions, Assessment, Attachment Issues, Behavior Issues, Child Abuse, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Education/School Issues/Truancy, Foster Care, Mood Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Issues **, Permanency **, PTSD, Sensory Issues, Sexual Abuse|
** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.