Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, MS, EdD, is a program associate with NCCD, where she serves on both the social service practice team and the justice strategies team. Part of her work is to assist child welfare agencies in their implementation of strengths-based, solution-focused social work skills. Lynnā also works to support the combination of safety-organized practice with the Structured Decision Making® system. In addition, Lynnā works with justice agencies to implement and use JAIS™/CAIS™ tools. Also on the justice side of her portfolio is helping child protection and juvenile probation agencies to integrate their work with the dual-jurisdiction youth population and to work across difference to ensure a more equitable system of services for youth and families.
Prior to joining NCCD, Lynnā worked in the human services, correctional services, and child welfare fields for 22 years in multiple capacities including direct service, management, correctional services, therapeutic services, and training. Lynnā also worked with various child welfare jurisdictions during her employment with Casey Family Programs. Lynnā earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bellevue [Nebraska] University and her doctorate in counseling psychology from Argosy University, San Diego, California.
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