Lead Training Specialist
Neil Mallon, LCSW-C is a Lead Training Specialist at the Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. In his role, he is responsible for functions related to training and implementation of the Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment in Maryland. Mr. Mallon provides certification training, technical assistance, and coaching for the local Departments of Social Services, as well as for Maryland’s private provider community. He has assisted in the development of curricula for CANS implementation as a means to support the utilization and integration of the CANS in decision making, quality improvement initiatives, and outcomes monitoring for youth and families receiving services through the state's child welfare system. Mr. Mallon is also an Advisor to the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center in College Park, MD; a University supported initiative and multi-disciplinary service center for Survivors of Human Trafficking.