About the Authors
Dustin Daugherty, MSW, LISW attended the University of Northern Iowa for his Master of Arts Degree in Social Psychology. Mr. Daugherty was highly involved in research and co-published 4 professional articles. He then worked as an in-home therapist, providing services to children and families involved with the Iowa Department of Human Services
Mr. Daugherty earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. He then worked as an in-home therapist/remedial service provider and co-facilitated an adolescent anger management group. He became a clinical social worker for Child Guidance Center for 2 years before starting his own private practice.
Gladys Noll Alvarez, MSW, LISW is the Trauma Informed Care Project Coordinator at Orchard Place/ Child Guidance Center. She earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Iowa and has been engaged in 2 year-long learning collaboratives through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Ms. Alvarez is a member of the following initiatives: C.A.N. Prevention Council, Professional Consultation Team, Steering Committee for the Regional Child Protection Center, Model Court Team in Polk County, Court Improvement Task Force in 2005/2006, Zero to Three Safe Babies Court Team in Polk County, and a Charter Board Member of Shalom Zone Ministries from 1997-2005. She is an active member of United Methodist Women and her church, focusing on children’s issues. Ms. Alvarez is the recipient of many awards: the Al Schulte Award in 2000, the “Voice for Children” award in 2008, and the Michele A. Moore Award of Distinction in 2011.
Marcia Bradley, MA has been employed in Des Moines, Iowa as an art therapist for the last 17 years. She is a talented artist and uses those skills in helping children and their families.