Kathy F. Szafran, MA, LPC, is the President and CEO of Crittenton Services of West Virginia. She has over 25 years of behavioral health experience encompassing senior level management, program and policy development, quality improvement, budget management, training and consulting, marketing, grant writing, clinical supervision and group, individual and family therapy. She is a qualified expert witness for legal proceedings regarding the clinical treatment of abused children. She serves on the home team for the National Governors Association Three Branch Institute on Child Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Ms. Szafran has presented workshops at numerous national conferences and she has presented at Congressional briefings related to gender responsive-trauma focused care for marginalized girls. Recently she presented at the White House, specific to trauma-informed approaches in schools. She successfully integrated the ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency) framework into both residential and rural community based behavioral health services.
Ms Szafran is the past president of the West Virginia Child Care Association, and is currently a peer reviewer and team leader for the Council on Accreditation. She is active with the National Crittenton Foundation, advocating for best practices, specific to trauma focused- gender responsive services for multi-system involved girls.
Ms Szafran is a recipient of the Commissioner’s Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Committee on Child Sexual Abuse. She holds a master’s degree from West Virginia University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.