Erin Leech is a training specialist for the Institute’s Division of Implementation and Workforce Development. In her current role with the Center for Excellence (CfE) in Resource Family Development, Erin facilitates evidence-based parenting skills support groups for both resource parents, and families of origin working towards reunification. Erin provides training to resource parents focused on parenting partnership, as well as provides technical assistance and implementation support to stakeholders. Prior to joining the Institute, Erin spent ten years as an early childhood interventionist utilizing two evidence-based home visiting practices with families in Carroll County. Erin was a Parents as Teachers certified Parent Educator offering parenting education and support through home visits for families with children prenatal to five. Erin holds a certification as an Infant and Toddler Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) coach. As an ABC coach she provided in-the-moment, trauma informed coaching to families of children who have had early adverse experiences. Erin is passionate about supporting and empowering families in the work of raising children, which she believes is the hardest and most important job.