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Website – www.safeconsulting.org
Mission – To promote the S.A.F.E. Child Protection Review Model (Safety, Analysis, Follow-up, and Empowerment) and to encourage community-based solutions.
Values – Child Focused, Family-Centered, Community Based, Professionally Excellent
Dianne has 30 years’ experience advocating for at-risk children. In the last 20 years, she has worked extensively in the state of Kansas. As a Wyandotte County Court Services Officer, she completed over two thousand Child In Need of Care Assessments.
As a former Deputy Director for Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Prevention and Protection Services, Dianne was in charge of overseeing the Kansas Protection Report Center (child abuse and neglect hotline), Investigation and Assessment, Family Services, and Family Preservation Services.
She was a member of the KS State Child Death Review Board and appointed to the Governor’s Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health. She was also the Federal Child Justice Act, State Liaison Officer.
Please tell me a little about yourself and how you decided to go into child welfare work
What is S.A.F.E. Child Protection Consulting, LLC and what services do you provide?
Does the church have a role in child protection?
Can the church do more internally to protect the children who are members?
Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).