Alicia Anderson-Brown, PhD, MAC, CCS

Child Welfare Trainer


Alicia Anderson-Brown is a Child Welfare Trainer at the Center for Child and Family Studies. In this role, she partners with Center staff to train new child welfare workers to serve and meet the needs of diverse children and families. As a member of the child welfare training team, Alicia incorporates her clinical and motivational interviewing skills to help individuals serving children and families practice from a holistic and strengths-based theoretical approach.

Alicia is dedicated to the delivery and practice of effective human service delivery programs to help enhance the quality of life for all persons served. Alicia obtained her doctorate and master’s degrees in Human Services from Capella University with specific specializations in Counseling, and Community and Social Services. Alicia obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Services from the State University of New York-Empire State College. Alicia has over 30 years of experience and practice working with children and families with substance use and mental health disorders. In addition, she is a Master Addiction Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor. Alicia has also served as a NYS mediator and an advocate for victims of intimate partner violence.

Alicia believes in modeling the core values of the Center that transfer into effective prevention, treatment, and intervention to help protect children and vulnerable populations—one at a time. Her motto is that, “Each One Teach One to Reach One.”

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