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Resource Family Training Institute

Meet the Trainers

Guardians of dependent children and kinship families are welcome to attend all classes provided statewide by the Resource Family Institute, free of charge, whether or not you are licensed.

Arthur Fernandez

Arthur Fernandez

Arthur Fernandez has worked in the Human Services field for fifteen years. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Boise State University and was Certified Internationally as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. He has also received specialized training in alternative dispute resolution, mediation and consultation/consensus building.

Early in his career Arthur served as a counselor for youth and families at the Counseling Center in McCall Idaho. He later supervised case managers at the Seattle Indian Health Board and managed special projects at the Cross Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle Washington. Recently, Arthur served nationally with a Native American owned and operated company, Upper Mohawk Inc, training Department of Interior personnel and Tribal Employees about the legal and moral obligations of the United States Government toward Native Americans.

Arthur's professional and personal life has been dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights. In 2001 Arthur was recognized for his efforts by the Native American Student Alliance at Seattle Central Community College for being a messenger of peace and justice and an outstanding role model in the Native American Community.

Arthur joined the Department of Children and Family Services in 1998 as an investigator of child abuse and neglect. He currently serves as a Program Manager and Trainer in the Resource Family Training Institute of Children's Administration, Tumwater Washington.

Contact Arthur:

Phone: 360-725-6788
Email: Sart300@dshs.wa.gov

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