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Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW,  is a Clinical Supervisor at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, California.  He supervises a staff that works with children who have been physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused.  He has extensive experience in the area of child abuse and neglect.   He is also one of the lead trainers for the Chadwick Center’s Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) model which has been supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  He is a past recipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “Unsung Hero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/or neglected.

Mr. Killen-Harvey is a frequent presenter, nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of topics related to children and adolescents. He has served on the board of CAPSAC (California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) and is a consultant and trainer for UCLA’s Rape Treatment Center. He recently returned from Bogotá, Colombia where he presented at the first Latin American Child Abuse Conference. In 2004, he was invited by the government of Ecuador to assist in the development of their first nationwide child abuse legislation. In 2005, he visited American Samoa where he was asked by the Governor to assist in the development of the first Samoan Child Abuse Prevention Conference.

His involvement with the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Community Center has included volunteering his services as a therapist, consultant, presenter, and staff trainer for almost two decades.  He sits on the advisory board for the Center’s homeless youth housing project and was recently honored as an “Outstanding Community Collaborator” for his work with the Center.

Having received his Master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University, Mr. Killen-Harvey brings a vast clinical and personal history of experience to his work in the area of child abuse education and sexual identity development.