Grace Ashline has 19 years of experience working in the human services field ranging from prevention services with children at risk of compulsory placement; foster care; child advocacy services and family reunification planning. Grace has obtained her Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Grace continued to further her education by obtaining her Masters in Social Work with a clinical concentration. In 2009, Grace received training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in an effort to provide alternative therapeutic approaches in the field of mental health. In 2019, she was accepted into the University at Buffalo for their Trauma and Counseling certification program to create new disciplines, trainings and curriculum specifically designed to replace traditional verbiage, pursuits of intervention, pedagogy and modalities within the field.
Grace has spoken at several colleges to discuss prevention programming and alternatives to compulsory placement for both A.S. and B.S.W. programs. Grace has facilitated trainings on a variety of topics such as successful advocacy; trauma-based therapy models; strength-based programming; conflict resolution and child welfare systems. She has also served on the Consortium for Adoption and Foster Care, the “Hard to Serve” Committee and the Community Action/Gang Prevention Committees within the Capital Region. Additionally, Grace has experience facilitating a variety of mental health groups for prevention programs, homeless shelters and a psychiatric outpatient center.
Grace left the human services field after conceiving her first child to be at home full-time. Grace is currently working as a full-time college Human Services Instructor and Supervisor for the Human Services Program at Herkimer College while teaching Counseling at Mohawk Valley Community College. Grace teaches a variety of subjects pertaining to social justice and serving marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable populations in need. In the Fall of 2016, Grace launched Grace Resurrected after identifying a lack of safe and supportive outlets for women and mothers. Resurrected Together is a space to honor women and mothers facing adversity and has received attention from renowned writers and wellness sites such as Better Health.
Grace has spoken at a variety of platforms to talk about topics ranging from mental health, trauma and overcoming adversity.
The decision for Grace to chronicle her journey in motherhood was inspired by the countless number of people she has had the honor of working beside or meeting throughout the years. Grace resides in the Mohawk Valley region with her three imperfectly perfect blessings who keep her humble, tenaciously intense and loved.
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