New Hampshire Preparation and Presevation project (NHAPP) is a collaboration between DTIRC and the NH Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The goal of this project is for children and their families who are adopted through DCYF to have access to trauma-informed, adoption competent, evidence-based services. Kelly develops and facilitates trainings for this NHAPP […]
Kelly Smith is the clinical supervisor for Adoptive Families For Children, a New Hampshire private adoption agency. Visit Adoptive Families For Children website for more information.
Ms. Smith has consulted with the NH courts. She has been involved with the development, training and implementation of the Children and Youth in Court protocols and the APPLA protocols for the NH Court Improvement Project. Kelly was also involved in the writing of the New Hampshire adoption law and the protocols related to abuse […]
CASA of NH is a private, non profit organization whose volunteers advocate in NH courts for the best interests of abused and neglected children, so they can grow up in a safe, permanent home. Kelly provides training and clinical consultation to the CASA staff who supervise the 450 volunteer guardian ad litem’s. CASA of NH […]
Kelly Smith is attorney Bianco’s clinical consultant to the adoption aspects of his law firm. Kelly provides clinical services to expectant birth parents considering adoption. She also provides clinical consultation for other difficult adoption related issues.
School districts and parents request Kelly’s expertise in the areas of attachment and trauma to assist in the educational planning and/or implementation of special education services. Kelly is also asked to provide training to school staff to increase their understanding of the issues that foster and adoptive children often experience in an academic setting. School […]