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Susan Loysen, MSW, LCSW-C, has served in the public child welfare system for sixteen years as a front-line social worker, supervisor, and program manager in Baltimore, Md, and currently as an implementation manager with the UM SSW, Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center (ACCWIC).   In this role she has provided training, technical assistance, and support to state child welfare agencies in the design, development, and implementation of systems change initiatives as well as developing comprehensive implementation, work and resource plans for project states.  Loysen is also currently involved with the replication efforts in New York and Florida of Family Connections, an evidence based prevention model to reduce child maltreatment.  There she provides training, technical assistance and coaching to support implementation.  Loysen is a trained coach, and has spent much time developing curriculum, training skills, and delivering coaching to child welfare professionals to support professional development, best practice, consultation and implementation efforts.  She has given much attention to understanding the needs of, and teaching to adult learners while developing curriculum and delivering training to supervisors, administrators, foster families, and front line workers in Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Florida, Nevada and Tennessee.  Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Ms. Loysen spent 13 years with the Baltimore County Department of Social Services as a front-line social worker, supervisor, and program manager.  With Implementation Science expertise and a keen understanding of local jurisdictions’ capacity to implement with fidelity, Mrs. Loysen brings a unique perspective to her training and technical assistance approach.