Bonni Goodwin, LCSW, PhD, has worked in the field of Social Work for the past 18 years. Most of her work has been with children and families, empowering them to overcome challenges toward hope and stability. Bonni spent 6 years providing direct services to children, families, and groups through an adoption-specialized counseling center. She is the Statewide Coordinator of Adoption Preservation Services with the Oklahoma child welfare department. She also works in the Center for Child Welfare Training & Simulation at the University of Oklahoma. Bonni has taught BSW and MSW courses for the past two years.