|April 6-7||Keynote Speaker at Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Inc, Portland, Maine|
|April 9||The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, East Hartford, CT|
|April 17||Keynote Speaker at 30th Annual Child Welfare Workshop, Hagerstown, MD|
|April 20||Workshop on Teamwork. Self-Care. Self Reflection. Snow Hill, MD|
|April 26-29||CWLA National Conference Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC|
|May 2-4||Keynote Speaker at NASW Conference: Social Media & Youth, Charleston WV|
About Marcus Stallworth
Marcus Stallworth, LMSW, Owner of Stallworth Counseling Services LLC, operates with a strength based, hands on approach. Spending close to 15 years providing Child Protective Services, he is recognized by the State of Connecticut as an expert witness for providing testimony. He has spearheaded several initiatives to promote the engagement of Fathers, the prevention of abuse and neglect, and the dangers of Social Media. He has direct experience educating and supporting Human Trafficking and Sexually Exploited victims, including those in Foster Care. He played a leadership role in Connecticut’s Disaster Behavioral Health Response Network, and oversaw recovery efforts in Newtown CT after the events on December 14, 2012.
Marcus works with for Child Welfare League of America as a national consultant, trainer, and curriculum developer. He has had multiple articles published in CWLA’s Children’s Voice magazine, co-wrote the acclaimed Supervision for Success training curriculum, and is recognized in “Acknowledgments” section of globally utilized New Generation PRIDE published in 2016. He is also on the Board of Directors for the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA).
Marcus is also co-owner of Welcome 2 Reality, LLC which focuses on providing media literacy and education for students and parents regarding social media and technology. Stallworth and his team are credited for getting Public Act 17-67 passed into law Connecticut, mandating steps be taken to provide social media education be taught in all public schools. He currently teaches a self- created elective entitled: Social Media: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly at the University of Bridgeport. He has taught courses at Post University, the University of Connecticut, and is currently teaching in the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in Manhattan.