Melinda Gronen, LCSW, holds a degree in social service administration. She has worked with families for 16 years. She spent 10 years as a clinical coordinator on the Protective Services Team at Lurie Children’s Hospital and was a leader in trauma training and program development. Melinda is currently a clinician and trainer at Barr Harris Children’s Grief Center, a social work adjunct lecturer in the areas of trauma informed practice and abusive family systems at Erikson Institute, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Additionally, Melinda is a law enforcement instructor and the owner of Caped Crusader Consulting.