Adrienne Elliott has been training competency-based child welfare curricula for us since 2009 as a staff and contract trainer.
Ms. Elliott began working as a caseworker in 1994 in Indianapolis, and then moved to Denver to attend the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). Upon graduation, she joined the Jefferson County Division of Children, Youth and Families as a child welfare caseworker and eventually served as their adoption supervisor for more than five years.
Ms. Elliott has worked in the private adoption arena on adoption and child welfare legislation and policy. Ms. Elliott’s expertise and passion is achieving permanency for children of all ages. She is a seasoned trainer, having taught several classes through the Adoption Exchange, is one of only two trainers in Colorado teaching the SAFE curriculum through the Consortium for Children, served as faculty of the Colorado Child Welfare Training Academy with the Butler Institute for Families, and is adjunct faculty at GSSW, teaching in the child welfare track.
Currently, Adrienne works as the Executive Director of Adoption Options.