Mr. VanDenend is WMPC’s Clinical Liaison, a new position through a partnership with Network 180 that will participate in system transformation efforts to increase access of children and youth to mental health services and supports. Mr. VanDenend has more than 15 years of experience working with children and families and most recently served as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Supervisor at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s.
Mr. VanDenend understands the complexity of resources available through Network 180 and has developed and delivered trainings on secondary traumatic stress in the workplace. He is personally called to WMPC’s mission having grown up with foster siblings, five adopted siblings, and four biological siblings.
Mr. VanDenend has a Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Calvin College.