Serena Hanson - When Foster Care Goes Right
A Victim of Childhood Physical & Sexual Abuse - A Survivor of Foster Care - A Wife - A Mother -
A College Graduate - A Licensed Social Worker - A Christ-follower, and An Advocate.
Child Welfare Trainer
Licensed Master Social Worker
Don't let your past define who you are!
Serena Hanson - When Foster Care Goes Right ® , Norman, OK 73072
"Serena has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her ability to connect with her clients allows them to benefit from her knowledge and expertise as she assists them with their issues."
Tonia Stoehr, LMSW
Are you looking for an inspirational speaker or trainer to reach your group in a whole new way? Serena Hanson is engaging, exciting, passionate, and entertaining.
Serena was raised in Wichita, Kansas by her parents until she was 12 years old, when she finally disclosed years of abuse. Placed in foster care and moving at least 10 times before she was 18 years old taught her a lot about life. She's weathered many storms along the way, but has always managed to find the sunlight after the rain. Serena has an inspiring story of struggle & survival, desperation & hope, being held down & being lifted up. Serena uses her life experiences to not only shape her professional endeavors but also to influence the quality of training she provides to child welfare and legal professionals, therapists and counselors, social workers and case managers, foster and adoptive parents, child advocates, and beyond. Serena believes she endured her childhood for a reason - to inspire others to reach beyond their story and to re-shape the child welfare system as we know it, for all children,youth, and families. Serena's story and presentation is appropriate for professional conferences and workshops, foster and adoptive family gatherings, Court Appointed Special Advocate and other child and family advocate groups, churches, and so much more. Serena is also a skilled educator & trainer and can work with your organization to create a new and exciting training workshop to meet your needs.
Affordable Rates for Keynote Address and Workshop Presentations
Serena will work with you to determine the best way to meet the needs of your gathering within your budget!
“Rarely does an individual possess such knowledge, insight, and experience in the child welfare field. Serena is a rare gem.”
Anne Duncan, Executive Director
"When I think of who my heroes are, I think of people like Serena."
Judge James Bridges (ret.)
18th Judicial District, Kansas