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Chauncey Strong, originally from Newark NJ, earned his BA degree in Social Work from Elizabeth City State University, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in 1991 and his MSW from Norfolk State University, in Norfolk, Virginia in 1993.

Chauncey is a child welfare advocate with 25 years of extensive experience in child welfare administration in the private and public sector, and specializes in foster care and adoption training and consulting. Most recently he worked for eight years as a foster care supervisor with Fairfax County Department of Family Services in Fairfax, Virginia. He has also served as an administrator, manager, supervisor, child welfare worker, mentor and a community organizer.

Chauncey is the Executive Director of Strong Training and Consulting, LLC where he provides training and consulting in child welfare. He is currently consulting with The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Capacity Building Center for States and The Virginia Department of Social Services.

Chauncey has served on several national boards and committees and is also a motivational speaker, and a committed advocate for children and families. He has dedicated his career to helping to improve the outcomes of children and families involved in the child welfare system.

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