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Angela Gebhardt

Project Manager

BA, Concordia University, 1999
MFS, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2006
MSW, University of Nebraska – Omaha, 2011

Angela Gebhardt is a Project Manager for the Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center. Angela began her passion in the child welfare system as a Court Appointed Specialist Advocate in 1998 while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Human Psychology and Behavioral Science. From there Angela worked with the Child Support Division of the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office while also mentoring troubled youth through Region V- Family Youth Investments. In 2003, Angela received training as a Protection and Safety Worker and obtained her Master’s in Forensic Science. Since 2002 she has been at an elementary school in Lincoln working directly with children and the Child Protective Services system. In her spare time, Angela spends time working with children in the child welfare system, advocating for the rights of children within the Lincoln community, while also pursuing her Master’s in Social Work.

Special Training and Skills

  • "Reentry Center Program Development for Nebraska-Douglas County" proposal acceptance at the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education (2009)
  • Guest speaker for Southeast Community College Introduction to Education class (2009)
  • 4-hour training on "Understanding Infant Adoption" by Infant Adoption Training Initiative, Spaulding for Children, Southfield, MI. (2008)
  • 5-hour conference on "Exploring ‘Complicated’ Mourning" led by Mourning Hope and Southeast Community College. (2007)
  • 11-hour conference with the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime regarding Psychopaths among Us. (2007)
  • 7-hour training with the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime regarding Gangs, Drugs & Crimes against Children: Assisting Victims of Crime in Indian Country. (2007)
  • Assistant Adjunct Instructor in developing and administering a 1-credit class for second-year master’s students at Nebraska Wesleyan University. (2005)
  • 16-hour conference with the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime regarding Justice Isn’t Served Until Crime Victims Are. (2005)
  • 90-hour internship completed at Miami-Dade County, Florida Medical Examiner’s Office under direct advisement of Larry Cameron. (2004)
  • 231-hour Protection and Safety Worker Pre-Service training with the Department of Health and Human Services. (2003)
  • 39-hour Juvenile Service Officer training with the Department of Health and Human Services. (2003)
  • Served as a Guardian Ad Litem Court Appointed Specialty Advocate (CASA) in Seward County, Seward, NE. (1998).

Professional Activities & Community Service

  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (2008-Present)
  • Member of the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime (2008-Present)
  • Board Member for Neighborworks, Inc. in Lincoln, NE. (2008-Present)
  • Member/participant on the Lincoln/Lancaster County Coalition for Drug Endangered Children (Coalition in process of being accepted under the Nebraska DEC)
  • Currently trained and available to serve as a trainer for Lancaster County Meth 360. (Trained by the partnership for a Drug Free America)
  • Volunteer for the Safe Quarters Walk for the Friendship Home in Lincoln (2005-Present)

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