Karen Cash has worked with the San Gabriel Valley Consortium as a facilitator, trainer, Independent Living Skills instructor and MAPP/PRIDE instructor for the past 18 years. She is currently focusing on adoptions, as well as the Family to Family approach that DCFS is currently moving forward. Her field of expertise is in Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention. Karen is also knowledgeable in a variety of other topics and welcomes all opportunities to meet the training needs of others in the community.
Karen Dixon has been a facilitator/trainer with the Foster Kinship Education Program for over 10 years and is also certified to teach P.S. MAPP, PRIDE, KEPS, ILP, and D-rate classes. She has a Masters degree in Social Work Administration from Columbia University in New York City and has been the director of foster care programs for over 15 years. Recently, Ms. Dixon opened the “Gateway to Life Transitional Housing Program” for youth who have been emancipated from the foster care/probation system providing them with a supportive environment that offers resources in education, career exploration, employment and life skills. She states her motto in life is
"Our youths are not defined by their past, but by the choices they make for their future.”