Lorraine holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and a doctoral certificate in organizational development, and is a Certified Child Care Worker. She walked into the world of child and youth care in September, 1964 and found her career home working with children and youth who were declared "emotionally disturbed" as a result of abuse and neglect. Lorraine has been a direct service worker, a supervisor, a clinical director, an Executive Director, and Assistant Professor. Finding work that has never stopped being challenging, kids and families worth loving, and wonderful colleagues to work beside, both nationally and internationally she shared her work, love and life with a like-hearted soul-mate. She has trained and consulted across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Guam, England, Scotland and Czechoslovakia. In addition to extensive work with private service agencies, Lorraine is a contract instructor with the University of California, Davis, and the San Diego State University Foundation, training public service employees serving welfare and child protective clients and their community partners. In addition, Lorraine has a long standing relationship with the California Community Colleges Foster and Kinship Care Education Programs. She was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for Excellence in Teaching by the UC-Davis. Lorraine has published numerous scholarly articles, writes a monthly Parenting column for her church newsletter, and co-authored an internationally recognized training curriculum. Lorraine has appeared on radio and television in the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been a consulting editor for the Journal of Child and Youth Care.