Chaney Stokes, BSW, serves as a community engagement social worker with nine years of experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma. She has extensive experience training providers in trauma-focused mental health care such as the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) and the Trauma-Informed Leadership Training (TILT).

Ms. Stokes is well known for her work with transition age youth and family engagement. As a current co-chair of the Transition Age Youth Collaborative Group with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Ms. Stokes provides leadership to a national workgroup aimed at increasing the influence of persons with lived experience in different service systems. Ms. Stokes served as faculty on the CANS/FANS NCTSN Breakthrough Series Collaborative where she advised professionals on effectively using trauma assessment tools with families. In all of her advocacy work, Ms. Stokes leverages her years of personal and professional experience in the child welfare and mental health systems with the goal of improving the safety and well-being of children and families.

Areas of focus: Implementation Science, Leadership Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Child Welfare, Trauma-Informed Care/Organizations/Practice