Marcus Stallworth, LMSW, has been employed in the field of Child Welfare for the past 17 years. He worked for Child Protective Services for approximately 13 years. He is recognized by the State of Connecticut as an expert witness regarding severe abuse and neglect cases. The last 8 years of his employment at the CT Department of Children and Families was dedicated to training and licensing resource parents using the PRIDE 14 step Model of Practice. Marcus joined the Child Welfare League of America team in late 2012 providing training, consultation services, and curriculum development. He has taught at the college level for the past 10 years, including Human Services courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at multiple universities throughout Connecticut. He is currently an adjunct professor at University of Bridgeport where he teaches many courses including a self-created elective entitled Social Media: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. Marcus is also co-owner of Welcome 2 Reality, LLC where he is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development.