Director of Family and Youth Partnership
Christina brings many years of experience to Stanford Youth Solutions + Sierra Forever Families’ Executive Leadership team. As Family Partner Manager, Christina oversees a team of Family Partners in the organization’s Family and Youth Partnership program. Her major accomplishments include establishing a behavioral intervention group for direct care staff across all programs to support and share ideas, as well as a vicarious trauma group for those in the family and youth partnership team to process their work and use self care to prevent burn out. Additionally, Christina is an accomplished trainer for the organization, providing training to staff under multiple topic areas.
Christina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is also an American Red Cross CPR and first aid trainer and a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training Instructor. Christina is most passionate about the mission of the organization because in every situation that a child or family seeks support, there is hope. She is proud to be part of an organization that supports families in realizing their hope and assists them in the transformation of accomplishing their goals.
Christina values spending time with her amazing family enjoying sports, cheering for their favorite professional teams, taking annual family camping trips, and going to Spring Training. “The time we get together is priceless,” she says. Her other hobbies include going to new places and learning about their history, dancing, reading and listening to books, spending time with friends, and making people laugh.