Janine works with clients across all of our program
areas. She has advanced her learning in the treatment of attachment disturbances and trauma by completing a variety
of specialized training courses. Janine is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
She is certified in grief & loss (David Kessler Training). She is also a certified financial social worker (Center
for Financial Social Work). She has been trained in the “Circle of Security” treatment model.
This research-based treatment model was developed and is offered by the University of Virginia, Mary Ainsworth Parent
Child Attachment Clinic. She also completed an intensive attachment and trauma focused training series sponsored
by Adoptions Together located in Maryland. She is a former certified instructor of behavior management
and crisis intervention with the Crisis Prevention Institute ®.
Her clinical experience includes working
in a correctional facility as a psychiatric social worker and working with at-risk youth including juvenile offenders. Janine
served as an adjunct faculty at George Mason University from 2014-2016 as well as served on the board of the Association for
the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh). Janine is a member of the EMDR International Association
to forming Autumnleaf Group, Inc.™, Janine served as the director of program operations for an agency contracted by the
District of Columbia government to operate intermediate care group homes for intellectual and developmentally disabled adult
citizens. Additionally, in her career, Janine has been charged with developing and implementing federally funded
non-profit programs such as Welfare-to-Work, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Welfare-to-Work, Washington, DC; Community Technology
Centers, Washington, DC; and Children of Prisoners, Washington, DC. The aforementioned District of Columbia programs
served residents of underserved communities in Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8. Her work with children of prisoners has been featured in the "Social Work News Report" (January/February
2004) published by NASW Metro Washington chapter. Janine
has also served as a short-term missionary in Sierra Leone, West Africa working in communities in need.