| Susan Kautz
|| Susan Darden Kautz, LPC, is a certified trainer wih the Institute of Human Services with 25 years' experience working with children, families and professionals as a counselor, trainer and educator. She has worked in the field of foster care and adoption for 25 years, and served on a committee at the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services to improve the care of LGBTQ children in custody. She teaches the "Reaching Higher: Working with LGBTQ Children" curriculum to both social workers and foster families throughout the state and completes home study assessments for LGBTQ families. She has been trained to provide AFFIRM training for CCDCFS foster families involved in the Pride Network of homes through CCDCFS.