SAMANTHA FARRIS, LMSWRegional Training Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Farris (she/her) is a Regional Training Specialist at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her husband and son; Samantha and her husband are also licensed foster parents. Samantha is passionate about supporting Trust-Based Relational Intervention® implementation across systems of care. Samantha is a clinical social worker and has worked in residential treatment, home-based infant mental health, and on a transdisciplinary neurodevelopmental trauma assessment team. Many of the children and families she has worked with have been involved with the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from Hope College, and her Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University.