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START

About the Authors

Though many people have been involved in the development of this tool, the main contributors are listed below.

Jill Kinney has been a consultant to the START project from its inception. She is executive director of Home, Safe, a private Seattle, WA, nonprofit corporation begun in 1992 to develop and implement innovative approaches to helping families throughout the United States. For the last five years, Kinney's work has focused on development of professional and natural helper partnerships, worker resiliency techniques and options for helping people with drug problems.

John Mattingly is Senior Associate for the Annie E. Casey Foundation and manager of the Family to Family: Reconstructing Foster Care Initiative. He has over 25 years' experience in family support and child welfare administration.

Judith Goodhand was Director of the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services in Cleveland, OH, when the START project began, participating in its planning and implementation. She is now a Senior Consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

As Deputy Director for Direct Services at the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services, Patricia Rideout led the development and implementation of the START program. She currently works as a private child welfare consultant, and devotes most of her time to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Family to Family Initiative.

Zuma Jones is Deputy Director of Direct Services of the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services. She has been involved in planning and implementation of the START project from the beginning.

Tamara Chapman Wagner is Chief Social Work Supervisor for the unit within which the START project was implemented. She also has been involved in program planning and implementation since the beginning.

Additional Reading

Working with Drug-Affected Families: Training for Child Welfare Workers. Family to Family: Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care. Available in the tools section of this web site.

Back From the Brink: Women, Crack and the Child Welfare System by Jill Kinney and Kathy Strand. Also available in the tools section of this web site.

CONTACTS

Jill Kinney or Kathy Strand
Home, Safe
121 Vine Street, #2103
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206.956.8548
Fax: 206.956.8549
e-mail: Jillkinney@aol.com or Kathstrand@aol.com

Zuma Jones or Tammy Chapman Wagner
Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services
3955 Euclid
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216.431.4500