Brad VanDenend is WMPC’s Clinical Liaison, increasing access of children and youth in foster care to mental health services and supports. Mr. VanDenend understands the complexity of community mental health resources and has developed and delivered trainings on secondary traumatic stress in the workplace. Mr. VanDenend has more than 16 years of experience working with children and families and before joining WMPC in March 2019 served as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Supervisor at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s. 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.