Course Description

Participants will get an introduction to Cognitive Interaction Skills and will learn about Conversation Traps and Relationship Traits.

Instructor(s)

Training Specialist

Amber Maledy, LMSW

Amber Maledy, LMSW is a trainer with Cornerstones of Care. She has experience in child welfare, developmental disabilities, and trauma. She has been with Cornerstones of Care since 2015 working with children and families in the child welfare system. Prior to Cornerstones of Care she worked with cancer patients at a cancer center and worked with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a supported living setting. Amber has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in Social Work.

Training Specialist

Natalie Chaffee

Natalie Chaffee is a licensed master-level social worker in Kansas and Missouri. She is certified as a Safe Sleep Instructor and a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Natalie is also a certified TIPS-MAPP and DT Leader. Natalie has been in the world of child welfare for 7 years and in the world of Kansas foster care for 5 years. When she isn't training, Natalie is spending quality time with her fiancé and dog or singing competitive karaoke.