Christopher Beegle, PhD, LCSW-C
Christopher S. Beegle, MSW, LCSW-C is the Director of Clinical Services at The Center for Restorative Change, directly leading and overseeing community-based, in-home services with children and families at Family Connections Baltimore. Direct and supervise clinicians implementing evidence-based model of Family Connections and adaptations of Grandparent Family Connections and Trauma-Adapted Family Connections. Co-facilitator in training and replication of Trauma-Adapted Family Connections. Prior to becoming the Director he was a counselor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Family Connections program. He provided in-home, family-based services, with caregivers and children participating in Family Connections, Trauma Adapted-Family Connections and Grandparent Family Connections. Prior to Family Connections, he served as a social worker in Prince George’s County Department of Social Services providing clinical services to families and youth with plans of reunification, adoption, and reunification and independent living. Trained in Family Finding, he assisted and helped children construct timelines in efforts to locate relatives, neighbors, and friends to serve as supports. Mr. Beegle facilitated family meetings to support family members’ efforts in re-establishing relationships with youth in foster care. He supported the implementation of Family Finding in Prince George’s County Department of Social Services and represented his jurisdiction, contributing to the state level implementation and intervention strategies.
Mr. Beegle is trained and a certified therapist in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), The Road to Recovery Toolkit: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who have Experienced Trauma, PracticeWise Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Youth Mental Health First Aid. He is a certified facilitator in Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT) with National Child Traumatic Stress Network, training providers and graduate level Interns on the core concepts influencing children and families when experiencing trauma. In his current role, Mr. Beegle provides clinical supervision to social workers in multiple settings including community-based family-centered services and school systems. As a Faculty Field Instructor, he facilitates trainings, seminars, group supervision and individual supervision for graduate-level social work interns incorporating both macro and micro-level frameworks into their practices.
Mr. Beegle is currently a trainer and curriculum developer for the SHARP framework, participating in a Category II SAMHSA Grant, implementing anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework in human services. Mr. Beegle remains very interested in evolving human service systems approaches in addressing the safety and well-being of children and families, providing trauma-informed services with an antiracist and racial equity framework.