Amy Swigart, M.S., DAPA

Amy Swigart is nationally recognized for her knowledge and experience addressing Reactive Attachment Disorder. Amy is a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and mental health therapist who consults for a number of placement facilities, juvenile courts, and programs. She is a probation officer with Butler County Juvenile Court Services.  Her thirty years of experience has resulted in national recognition for providing therapy, education and consultation for Reactive Attachment Disorder, severe regressive behaviors and diagnoses on the autism spectrum. The juvenile justice system has enabled Amy to gain experience as a Child Sexual Abuse Investigator, Adoption Specialist, Probation Officer and Chief Probation Officer.   For nine years, Amy was a foster parent supporting teen-age girls with severe emotional problems. Writing grants for Harrison County, Ohio, she received funding and developed eight programs that grew to support the mental health needs of youth across the state of Ohio. Since then, Amy has worked as an independent contractor for law enforcement agencies interviewing victims of domestic violence and rape. Amy joins the team at Inspiring Change, LLC to continue her work educating, counseling and advocating for youth with severe and persistent mental illness.
In 2015 and 2016 Amy traveled across the United States to help families and professionals to learn about the signs and symptoms of attachment disorders. In 2016 and 2017, the team included presentations on Trans Youth in the Juvenile Justice system, Trans 101 for all Service Providers and the Co-Morbidity of Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency. The Neuro-psychology of psychology continues to be ‘hot topic’, the team has developed presentations to help others learn about the effects of trauma on the brain and behavior. The team continues to present to public school personnel, court systems, mental health providers, adoption, foster and parent groups locally and across the USA. Amy and the team at Inspiring Change, LLC are accepting invitations for speaking engagements for the remainder of 2017 and for 2018. If you would like the team at Inspiring Change, LLC to speak at your event or to your staff, please contact us through this website. We are treating, educating, consulting about: ‘all kinds of therapy for all kinds of people’.

Click here to view Amy’s full schedule and where she’s been!
In 2016, AMY SWIGART Presented at:

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
Riverside Office Complex
1101 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
October 3, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
District 6 Regional Office
7000 Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
October 11, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections
Butler County Staff Development Center
227 W. Cunningham Street, Butler, PA 16001
October 26, 2016
9:00AM – 4:00 PM

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
March 9, 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Adolescent Conference
April 20-21, 2016 – Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

2016 Response to Recovery Connecticut Children’s Alliance
May 11-12 2016 – Bloomfield, CT

PA Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections: 2016 Annual Training Institute
May 15-18 2016 – Sheraton Erie Bayfront – Erie, PA

The 24th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
June 15, 2016 – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Pocono Manor, PA

National Association of Social Workers (NASW-FL) 2016 Social Work Conference
June 16–18, 2016 – Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL

Allegheny Juvenile Court Services
July 15, 2016 – Pittsburgh PA

Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
September 8-9 2016 – Best Western Penn State, State College, PA

Madison School District
September 30, 2016 – Rexburg, ID

Turn On the Light Conference
October 19, 2016 – West Palm Beach FL

Western Regional Tapestry Conference
October 21, 2016 – Wexford PA

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
November 10-13, 2016 – Hyatt Regency, Phoenix AZ



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