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
Provide search, contact and reunion services to adults seeking birth family history post adoption.