Ms. Tyler joined the Institute for Human Services (IHS) staff in 1987. As a consultant for the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) she provides consultation and technical assistance to states and provinces implementing comprehensive competency-based inservice training systems (CCBITS), and has coached and mentored many trainers throughout North America. Ms. Tyler also promotes integration of child welfare and public assistance training.
Ms. Tyler is a training manager for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP). She manages the OCWTP trainer development program and provides technical assistance to Ohio’s Regional Training Centers. In addition, Ms. Tyler assists in developing trainer competencies and has led several initiatives to incorporate transfer of learning strategies into all training activities. She is co-developer of the Training, Orientation, and Optimal Learning (TOOL) Manual for Caseworkers and Supervisors; and has contributed to the OCWTP Core Curriculum for Child Welfare Caseworkers, Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers, and several other child welfare curricula.
Prior to her work at IHS, Ms. Tyler had over 30 years’ experience in child and family service organizations. Her experience includes crisis intervention, family assessment, residential care, independent living and adoption, services to children with developmental disabilities or emotional and behavioral problems; and work in the juvenile justice system with youth and their families.
Ms. Tyler holds a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University.