Amy Durie, MSSW, LSW, LMSW
Director of Right Turn®
Amy brings with her more than twenty years of post master’s professional experience supervising programs that serve at-risk children and families including a large therapeutic foster care program; a child abuse treatment program; and she spent nine years supervising case managers and facilitating international adoptions. Additionally, Amy has prior experience working with tribal governments to improve child welfare and behavioral health services in Upstate New York and Michigan. She is also interested in expanding Right Turn’s services to better meet the needs of tribal communities here in Nebraska.
All of this experience has provided Amy with a strong knowledge of the emotional and financial strain which parenting a child with special needs can place on a family, along with emotional challenges or a medical diagnosis. Amy feels strongly that adequately preparing parents for the joys and challenges of adoption, and providing on-going emotional support, are both key elements of successful adoption.
Amy has a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She became a licensed social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1993 and is also a licensed social worker in New York State and Nebraska. In 2008, Amy was granted a postgraduate certificate in adoption therapy from City University of New York.
Amy is thrilled to be a part of the vital services that Right Turn® provides to adoptive and guardianship families in Nebraska, and we are thrilled to have her on the team.
If you have any questions for Amy please feel free to contact her.