Ann Marie Brown

Professional Overview: My work at Baltimore County DSS has included Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Adoptions, Foster Parent Home Studies/Licensing and Adoption Search and Reunion. My knowledge base is strong in child development, family issues, trauma and working with diverse backgrounds. Additionally, I am a clinical social worker with a private practice working with a variety of mental health issues. I work with older teens and adults on issues related to development, anxiety, depression, relationship and personal crisis, adoption, PTSD. I am developing my professional knowledge base in working with Perinatal Mood Disorders.

EDUCATION: Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.
Master of Social Work May 1988

University of Maryland College Park, Md.
Bachelor of Special Education December 1984

SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
1990-present Baltimore County Department of Social Services
Foster/Adoptive Parent Services- Social Worker
Conduct home studies/licensing of prospective foster/adoptive parents adhering to COMAR standards
Complete home visits to assess strengths/weaknesses and family dynamics to determine their capacity to meet the needs of foster children
Provide support to families through counseling, education and community resources
Plan activities/workshops for families
PRIDE trainer for foster families
Provide foster care services to children and parents
Confidential Intermediary
Provide search, contact and reunion services to adults seeking birth family history post adoption.