The Children’s Guild promoted Terry M. Baisden to director of treatment foster care. Baisden brings nearly 25 years of experience in social work, including the last seven years as clinical supervisor with The Children’s Guild’s treatment foster care program.
“Terry’s extensive experience in social work and success at The Children’s Guild make her a proven leader. We’re excited she’s now directing our treatment foster care program, which does so much for so many children and families,” said Andrew L. Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild.
Prior to joining The Children’s Guild, Baisden worked in private and public foster care programs in Connecticut and Maryland. She was a social work supervisor for the Department of Social Services and a therapist with King Health Systems in Baltimore. She also was a team leader with Casey Family Services in Baltimore and a social work supervisor with The Village for Families and Children Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut.
In addition, Baisden co-chairs the Valleybrook Community Association’s senior outreach committee, which connects seniors to community resources and provides advocacy services and companionship. She serves on the board of Blue Flowers Org, which empowers women and men who have been affected by prostate cancer. She also has worked with homeless populations in Hartford and the Baltimore area.
She has co-presented at national conferences with the National At-Risk Education Network and Family Focused Treatment Association and written articles pertaining to trauma, foster parent training and restorative practices. She was a 2016 recipient of The Children’s Guild Monarch Award.
Baisden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Central Connecticut State University. She also has a certificate in advance trauma treatment from the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education. She lives in Pikesville, Maryland.
TranZed Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of TranZed Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools, TranZed Academy for Working Students, TranZed Apprenticeships Services, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, TranZed Institute, the National At Risk Education Network, the TranZed Alliance Conference Center and The National Children’s Guild Fund. (www.childrensguild.org)