Amy Swigart, M.S., DAPA

Amy Swigart is internationally recognized for her knowledge and experience addressing Reactive Attachment Disorder. Amy is a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and mental health therapist who consults for a number of placement facilities, juvenile courts, and programs. She is a probation officer with Butler County Juvenile Court Services.  Her  Over thirty years of experience has resulted in national recognition for providing therapy, education and consultation for Reactive Attachment Disorder, severe regressive behaviors and diagnoses on the autism spectrum. The juvenile justice system has enabled Amy to gain experience as a Child Sexual Abuse Investigator, Adoption Specialist, Probation Officer and Chief Probation Officer.   For nine years, Amy was a foster parent supporting teen-age girls with severe emotional problems. Writing grants for Harrison County, Ohio, she received funding and developed eight programs that grew to support the mental health needs of youth across the state of Ohio. Since then, Amy has worked as an independent contractor for law enforcement agencies interviewing victims of domestic violence and rape. Amy joins the team at Inspiring Change, LLC to continue her work educating, counseling and advocating for youth with severe and persistent mental illness.

This year the team at ICLLC made presentations on Trans Youth in the Juvenile Justice system, Trans 101 for all Service Providers and the Co-Morbidity of Trauma & Juvenile Delinquency. Neuropsychology continues to be a 'hot topic'. The team has developed presentations to help others to learn about the effects of trauma on the brain and behavior. The team continues to present to public school personnel, court systems, mental health providers, adoption, foster and parent groups locally and across the USA. Amy and the team at Inspiring Change, LLC are accepting invitations for speaking engagements for next year. If you would like the team at Inspiring Change, LLC to speak at your event or to your staff, please contact us through this website. We are treating, educating, consulting about: ‘all kinds of therapy for all kinds of people’.

We are now scheduling for next year!  Please know, Amy will be offering presentations out of her office located in Butler, PA for most of the next year.  If you are interested in having your group attend,  call us at 724-256-9881 to schedule a presentation, or contact us through this website. We are available to design a presentation to meet your unique needs!  We are treating, educating, consulting about: ‘all kinds of therapy for all kinds of people’.

Amy's 2019 Training Schedule

THE AFRICAN REGIONAL CHILD TRAUMA CONFERENCE
August 18- 21, 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

Florida’s Behavioral Health Conference
August 21-23, 2019
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando Florida

45th Annual National Association for Rural Mental Health
August 26 -29, 2019
La Fonda on the Plaza Santa Fe, New Mexico

25th Annual Celebrate Kids! Conference
September 18-20, 2019
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Columbus - Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235

11th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2, 2019
Hampton Roads Convention Center/Embassy Suites
1700 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666

International Association Chief of Police Annual Conference and Exposition
October 26-29, 2019
West Building of McCormick Place located at 2301 S
Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 30th National Conference
November 14-16, 2019
Hyatt Regency Phoenix Arizona

Last Year

Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs 
(JDCAP)Annual Conference 2018
Wednesday, September 26
Kalahari Resort Pocono Summit PA 18346

2018 Celebrate Kids! Conference
Thursday September 27, 2018
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Columbus - Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235

Franklin County Juvenile Probation
October 3, 2018
425 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA  17202

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
November 1, 2018 through November 3, 2018
HYATT REGENCY HOUSTON
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas, USA, 77002

 International Society Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
(ISPCAN )Caribbean Conference 2018
December 2, 2018 through December 5, 2018
Montego Bay Jamaica

2017 James E Anderson PA Conf on Juvenile Justice
November 15 to 17, 2017
Harrisburg, PA

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
28th Annual Conference
November 9, 2017 to November 12, 2017
Hilton Double Tree
Orlando Florida

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
October 3, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA

Northeast Region Training Collaborative
September 28, 2017
Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Resources for this presentation:

The National Association for Rural Mental Health Annual Conference
September 6, 2017 to September 8, 2017
Hilton San Diego Hotel & Conference Center
San Diego California

Florida Behavioral Health Conference
August 16, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
Orlando Florida

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Conference
August 2, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Ramada Conference Center
State College Pennsylvania

Orleans Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Nevada
July 29, 2017 to July 31, 2017
4th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference
Millersville University of Pennsylvania  

School of Social Work
June 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Millersville Pennsylvania

Connecticut Children's Alliance Conference
May 17, 2017
75 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford Connecticut

Footsteps to The Future 2017 National Foster Care Conference
May 3 to May 5, 2017
Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
4203 South Point Blvd
Jacksonville Florida

Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
April 12-13, 2017
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center
State College Pennsylvania

 Look at our map to get a visual of all the cities that Amy has visited.  

Here are Amy’s past Speaking Engagements

The 2016 James E. Anderson PA Conference on Juvenile Justice; November 2 to November 4, 2016; Harrisburg, PA
Handouts:
Equity Project & The Juvenile Justice System

Bibliography: Uncovering the World of Transgender Individuals

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
Riverside Office Complex
1101 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
October 3, 2016

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
District 6 Regional Office
7000 Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
October 11, 2016

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
Butler County Staff Development Center
227 W. Cunningham Street, Butler, PA 16001
October 26, 2016

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
March 9, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Adolescent Conference
April 20-21, 2016 - Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

2016 Response to Recovery Connecticut Children’s Alliance
May 11-12 2016 - Bloomfield, CT

PA Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections: 2016 Annual Training Institute
May 15-18 2016 - Sheraton Erie Bayfront - Erie, PA

The 24th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
June 15, 2016 - Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Pocono Manor, PA

National Association of Social Workers (NASW-FL) 2016 Social Work Conference
June 16–18, 2016 - Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
July 15, 2016 - Pittsburgh PA

Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
September 8-9 2016 - Best Western Penn State, State College, PA

Madison School District
September 30, 2016 - Rexburg, ID

Turn On the Light Conference
October 19, 2016 - West Palm Beach FL

Western Regional Tapestry Conference
October 21, 2016 - Wexford PA

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
November 10-13, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Phoenix AZ

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
Riverside Office Complex
1101 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
October 3, 2016

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
District 6 Regional Office
7000 Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
October 11, 2016

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
Butler County Staff Development Center
227 W. Cunningham Street, Butler, PA 16001
October 26, 2016

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
March 9, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Adolescent Conference
April 20-21, 2016 - Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

2016 Response to Recovery Connecticut Children’s Alliance
May 11-12 2016 - Bloomfield, CT

PA Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections: 2016 Annual Training Institute
May 15-18 2016 - Sheraton Erie Bayfront - Erie, PA

The 24th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
June 15, 2016 - Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Pocono Manor, PA

National Association of Social Workers (NASW-FL) 2016 Social Work Conference
June 16–18, 2016 - Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
July 15, 2016 - Pittsburgh PA

Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
September 8-9 2016 - Best Western Penn State, State College, PA

Madison School District
September 30, 2016 - Rexburg, ID

Turn On the Light Conference
October 19, 2016 - West Palm Beach FL

Western Regional Tapestry Conference
October 21, 2016 - Wexford PA

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