Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp is an expert in Human Development as a Child MentalHealth Specialist with a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change.
Her research focuses on positive interventions for at-risk children in public and private school systems. With over twenty years of classroom teaching experience, primarily with at- risk students, she has taught Child and Adolescent Development at California State University, Northridge, California State University, Channel Islands, and is currently an Instructor at Moorpark Community College, and a Core Adjunct Faculty member at National University teaching a wide variety of courses.
Dr. Van Antwerp was selected to present at Oxford University’s March 2006 Round Table on Early Childhood Education, selected for her expertise on the topic of The Role of the Educator in the Ecology of Socialization. Her work has been published in books and journals nationally and internationally.
Dr. Van Antwerp authored a book titled, "I Can’t
Come To School Today MyMom’s In Prison And I Don’t Have A Ride", which provides poignant insight into the lives of children with whom she worked
that were victims of abuse. Dr. Van Antwerp is the educational writer for Quiet Thunder Productions, an educational media company focusing on the psychosocial development of children. (quietthunderproductions.com)
As a Behavioral Specialist, Dr. Van Antwerp designs behavioral intervention plans for children and families in crisis. These plans are created for a variety of situations including, education, juvenile justice, family preservation, and mental health issues.
Dr. Van Antwerp is the educational consultant to the Hero Appreciation Network. Working with local politicians and law enforcement leaders to provide educational scholarships for at-risk youth in the name of fallen law enforcement heroes.
As a child advocate, Dr. Van Antwerp is the co-founder of ONE CIRCLE Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to leading communities in a pro-active human rights movement for abused and neglected children. (onecircle.org)
Dr. Van Antwerp is also Program Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Youth At Risk Program. Read the full story here.
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