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Melissa Van Dyke

Melissa Van Dyke, LCSW

Melissa has worked in state government in New Mexico with families and youth in child welfare, children’s mental health, and the juvenile justice systems. Along with her years in direct service, Melissa worked in staff development (training) and administration (as Deputy Superintendent of a large juvenile correctional facility) and was actively involved in various organizational and statewide program implementation and system improvement initiatives.

Melissa has also worked with community and state initiatives to improve mental health and child welfare service systems. Her recent efforts include working with state and federal initiatives related to scaling up evidence-based practices in K-12 education, evidence-based child abuse prevention programs and early childhood home visitation, leadership development in child welfare, and reform efforts in corrections.


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