TRACY YOUNG is a former foster youth who was once entangled in the delinquency and dependency child welfare system. After successfully navigating through the system and graduating from high school, she began working for the very system that reared her during her teen years. She has worked in Child Welfare for over 20 years in various capacities ranging from a youth worker (former foster youth position) to a Children’s Social Worker.
Tracy earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Tracy has dedicated her life to impacting the field of child welfare through serving children and families, training and inspiring in coming social workers and advocating for change.
She is a phenomenal storyteller who weaves lessons learned from her experience in and working for the system to enhance the abilities of those who serve this underprivileged population of child welfare. Tracy is a trainer that utilizes a trauma-informed and strength based lens to teach and empower attendees so that they can effectively engage, connect and impact the lives of the children and families they serve.
Presentation topics include:
-Storytelling for child welfare workers and service providers: Building resilience through a trauma informed lens.