Veronica Welch, M.S.

Program Associate II
Veronica T. Welch, is a program associate II at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). Ms. Welch works as a grantee liaison for two California projects; Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) and Behavioral Health Justice Intervention Services (BHJIS) project. In this role, she provides strategic planning and implementation guidance, resources, and research to grant recipients. This role also includes training and technical assistance, including event coordination and administrative oversight related to clinical services, data collection, and compliance. Ms. Welch has also performed a variety of technical assistance tasks for the Youth Opioid Response  project. These tasks include serving as grantees’ primary point of contact for subcontractors for activities such as managing written and phone communications, updating grantee rosters, maintaining files related to grantee outreach and monthly reports, and documenting weekly grantee liaison meeting notes. Her exemplary interpersonal and multitasking skills enable her to ensure sound communication and organization are in place in the team, with the grantees, and with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). 
 
Prior to joining AHP, Ms. Welch gained clinical experience facilitating parent-child interaction therapy with families who experienced separation as a result of involvement with Child Protective Services. She also has case management experience working as a partner with the California Department of Social Services, where she was a social worker at a California-licensed foster family agency. In this role, she gained extensive knowledge on evidence-based practices such as trauma informed care, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral theory. Ms. Welch’s professional expertise has expanded to include attending community events, recruiting prospective resource parents, and facilitating training courses for resource family applicants. She also served as a community partners liaison, acting as the main point of contact with community partners in regard to fundraising, outreach, and event planning. She earned her bachelor’s degree in child development from California State University, Fresno, and her M.S. in marriage, child, and family therapy from the University of Phoenix.
 


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