Ms. Rodriguez came to the Institute for Human Services (IHS) in 2005, bringing more than 25 years of experience in child welfare. As a Trainer Development Coordinator, she provides support and technical assistance to trainers in the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) and coordinates training development for evidence-based practice. Ms. Rodriguez also coordinates the IHS Cultural Competence Task Force.
She has taught coursework in cultural diversity and child welfare at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, the School of Social Work at the University of Texas (Austin), and The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Her experience also includes direct service and administration for residential, foster care and adoption services and emergency care settings in Texas and Kentucky.
Ms. Rodriguez holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Carver School of Church Social Work.