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Position: Coordinator of Behavior Support
Year Started: 2009


Karen Warner, LCSW

Role Description

Clinical services for group home individuals and supervision and training for the Behaviorists providing clinical services to waiver individuals.

What is something that people with disabilities have to deal with that you want to fix?

Not being communicated to about what to expect.

What’s your past experience?

I was the manager of the 200 East group home and then Program Coordinator for Group Homes from 1986-1994. I Then was employed by Chicago Behavior Consultants from 1994-2009 as a Behaviorist in NWI and the Chicagoland area. I then returned to In-Pact in 2009 where I have been the Coordinator of Behavior Services and have expanded the department to 6 full time Behaviorists.

What do you like about working at In-Pact?

The Individuals.

Tell us something about yourself.

I was born and raised in Crown Point. The people who have had an impact on me professionally are Dr. Richard Millar (VU), Alice Belgrade and Jim lawyer (CBC) and Dr. Brian Iwata.

What are the values that drive you?

The core values of social work: Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, Competency.

Name your top 3 favorite podcasts or books

Any 3 by Lillian Faderman.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Music is a good way to resist. It keeps you strong, it has dignity” Amy Ray

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