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Cathy L. Cummings, PhD

Program Manager

Dr. Cathy Cummings manages statewide training and consultation services for the New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC). She has more than 30 years of training and consultation experience in the areas of strengths-based supervision, crisis intervention, domestic violence, cultural competence, cross-systems collaboration and systems change, and is a Certified Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Prior to joining the Institute, Cathy served as Executive Director of a New Jersey domestic violence victim services organization. She co-authored a textbook chapter, “Optimizing Mental Health Supports for Children and Youth with Dual Diagnosis – Experiences from the New Jersey Children’s System of Care.” Her doctoral dissertation in Social Work Policy at Fordham University focused on New Jersey’s development and implementation of co-located domestic violence liaisons in local child welfare offices to improve collaborative practice.