Rachel Galanter has over 20 years experience with children, youth, and families in a variety of settings including shelters, transitional housing, home visiting, crisis intervention, and schools. She has been a Family Support Specialist and Program Manager at the Durham Exchange Clubs’ Family Center since 2000 and is trained in multiple models including Parent Child Interaction Therapy, SafeCare, and the Incredible Years to help parents build new skills. In addition, she is trained in anger management, biofeedback and motivational interviewing to help parents prepare for and commit to responding to their children in new ways. She both works directly with families (in English and Spanish) and provides supervision to other Family Support Specialists. She provides trainings at national, state and local conferences on multiple topics including parent engagement, working with Latino families, and child abuse prevention. She is committed to empowering families to build on their strengths and believes that families make changes when they can see how the benefits of change outweigh the consequences of not changing. She believes strongly in the importance of measuring the impact of the interventions we provide with valid, reliable tools and satisfaction measures so that we can continue to improve and provide families the most effective services possible.
Rachel was a foster parent for over a decade and is parent of a nine year old and 29 year old and a grandparent of two.
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