Andrea has been a Social Worker for almost 20 years specializing in the areas of child protection and adoption. She has experience working with children, youth and families who have been significantly impacted by trauma, mental health and disrupted attachments. Over the years, Andrea has developed a passion for supporting adoptive and foster families in developing strong parent-child connections. With a focus on the therapeutic nature of the parent-child relationship, Andrea is effectively able to work with parents to find a greater understanding of their child’s experience, to make sense of difficult behaviours and implement strategies that disarm their child’s fear response and open them up to forming healthy attachment.
Andrea is also an effective speaker and workshop facilitator with extensive experience addressing a wide variety of audiences including parents, professionals and policy makers regarding the multiple complexities of foster care and adoption.