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.
I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I attended Nyack College in Nyack, New York and majored in sociology and psychology. I went to the University of Washington for my MSW. My husband, Pastor Joseph Phillips and I have four biological children and one heart daughter that we will be adopting next year on her 21st birthday. My oldest daughter is a first year medical school student in Long Island, New York, the second oldest daughter is a junior in college, my heart daughter is a sophomore in college, son is a junior in high school and youngest daughter is an eighth grader.
My hobbies are reading, swimming, traveling and spending time with my family playing board games. I am a national and regional member of the board of director's of my spiritual denomination. I am a national conference and retreat speaker.
My home has always been a safe haven for many children and teens in crisis, though we have never been foster parents. I have always valued making children feel loved, safe and protected.
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