Ari Blum, MSW, LCSW-C, received his Master’s level training in Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus on children and families at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is a clinical trainer and consultant at the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare in addition to his work at The Institute for Innovation and Implementation.  Previously, Ari has held positions as the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Coordinator in the Baltimore County Department of Health; Supervisor of School Based Services for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services; and Supervisor and Social Worker at the St. Elizabeth’s School. Ari is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Human Services program at Stevenson University and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.