Christine Marsh is the Senior Director of the Child Abuse and Trauma Services at Family & Children’s Services (FCS). Marsh has been the director since 1990 when the program was the Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program before expanding to serve all types of child abuse and trauma experiences.
Marsh is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work where she graduated in 1997. She has 23 years of experience in child abuse and trauma services, including providing home-based family preservation services, working in Osage County as a child welfare worker in permanency and adoption services, conducting home assessments for foster and adoptive parents, and providing therapy services in the FCS Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program. Marsh is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy. She currently oversees a wide range of home based and office based services provided for children who are victims of abuse and trauma, supports various evidenced based practices and is highly familiar with the cultural complexities of the client population served.
Marsh has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) trainer for the Tulsa CASA program provided training on child abuse and child development, and facilitating a parent group for the Court School program through the Child Abuse Network. She is a past board member of the Tulsa Advocates of Protection of Children and the Children’s Services Advisory Board. Marsh is a contracted trainer for OKDHS resource parents through the Oklahoma University National Resource Center. She has provided supervision for licensure and enjoys working with MSW students during their internships. Her experience includes oversight of trauma services provided onsite at the local children’s emergency shelter, and she serves on numerous child abuse and trauma collaborative committees in the community and at a national level through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She has shown leadership in the community in developing local initiatives that support the trauma-informed care of abused and neglected children.
Marsh said, “Improving lives through understanding, gaining knowledge, testing hypothesis, honoring individual characteristics and respecting various contributions are aspects drawn from social work that is carried out through daily tasks and experiences. Having the social work framework as a foundation and walls from where I function has been invaluable.”