Ms. Martha E. Forbes, M.A. MSW, has worked for the Department of Children and Family Services in different capacities for the past 20 years. During this time, she has worked in several specialized programs in the Department. She has also been an individual family therapist with the sexual abuse unit in the Department. She also worked as a Domestic violence counselor with non-profit agencies. Ms. Forbes worked with Family Group Decision Making program in DCFS. She enjoys empowering families to become independent of County agencies. Ms. Forbes has been involved with community agencies for over thirty years, as an advocate for services, establishing community- based programs that will provide free services to families such as therapy, parenting education, domestic violence groups, and youth groups such as California Youth Connection, community based youth groups. Currently she is the Supervisor for the Department of Children and Family Services Kinship support Division. Ms. Forbes oversees the two Kinship Resource Center is Los Angeles County. Ms. Forbes looks forward to being able to continue to transform families through health and well being.