DENVER, Colo., December 2, 2015 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading treatment provider for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect, announced that Kirk Ward, LCSW, was named the agency’s executive director. He had been serving as the interim executive director since late August of 2015.
Ward has worked in numerous capacities at Mount Saint Vincent since 1984. In 1999, he was named clinical director. He has more than 30 years of experience working with children who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, or chronic neglect. As a child trauma expert, he is frequently asked to speak on the subject. Ward also performs clinical assessments of children throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
As the Executive Director, he oversees all aspects of the strategy, external relations, partnerships, financial viability, operations and advocacy of Mount Saint Vincent, which includes residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, a school, an early learning center and foster care. He is responsible for strategically deploying Mount Saint Vincent’s resources, supporting the Board and directing the team to best advance the mission of the organization..
Ward earned his master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver, and completed undergraduate degrees in psychology and history from the University of Colorado. He was named a CTA Fellow by The ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas, which means he joins the ranks of 30 people around the world who are specialists in the treatment of traumatized children.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children with severe behavioral issues due to abuse, neglect, trauma or mental illness. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only a handful of organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s extensive program offers residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, parent education and training, foster care, NMT assessments, a K–8 school, and a community early learning center. For more information, visit msvhome.org.
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