Michelle Runnels, MSW
Michelle Runnels is an MSW with many successful years of child welfare practice. She has worked as a DCF social worker in many areas of the department to include, Investigations, Court, Adoptions and Staff Development, where she was responsible for the oversight and training of all DCF social workers hired by CPS. Ms. Runnels was also a contract monitor with Riverside Family Law Court where she was instrumental in mediating and resolving disputes, working in an environment with conflicting parties, and over seeing the visitation process between custodial and non-custodial parents and child/children.
Ms. Runnels has also worked as a Director of a Family Services agency where she played an integral part in the securing, and implementation of many youth centered programs to include the Transitional Housing Program +, Aftercare, Foster Care, Adoptions and others. Ms Runnels teaches from a strength based/team approach to interacting with families.