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Family Resource Center

Meet Us

The Family Resource Center is part of the Family and Child Life program at Central Washington University. Faculty and students from the program staff the FRC and provide services to families in Kittitas County. 

Program Facilitators

Amy Claridge

Director, Family Resource Center

Co-Facilitator, The Incredible Years Parenting Group & Mother2Mother Parenting Group

Amy Claridge earned her BS in Psychology and MEd in Couple and Family Therapy from University of Oregon. She earned her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington. Amy collaborates with community partners to ensure that the FRC is providing services needed in the community. She also delivers services to families and coordinates the family-related research conducted through the FRC. Amy is a full-time faculty in the Family and Child Life program, is the coordinator of the Child Life program, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research, family therapy, child development, and parenting. 
 
Contact:

(509)963-2758
Michaelsen 327

 

 

Sonia Magana

Co-Facilitator, The Incredible Years Parenting Group
Graduate Student, Family & Child Life
 
Sonia Magana is a graduate student in the Family and Child Life Program. She graduated from Central with her BS in Family and Child Life and BA in Psychology. Sonia enjoys working with families and children and hopes to become a certified child life specialist.
 

Natalie Porter

Co-Facilitator, FIG: Forward in Grief Group & Mother2Mother Parenting Group
Graduate Student, Family & Child Life
 
Natalie Porter earned her BS in Family Studies from Central Washington University, and is currently a graduate teaching assistant in the Family and Child Life program at CWU. She has taken part in developing and facilitating the Mother2Mother parenting program and the new FIG: Forward in Grief group for emerging adults. She also co-facilitates the grief group that is currently running in Ellensburg through Naomi’s Hope with Janine Yoder. Natalie loves teaching and helping families and individuals better themselves, and hopes to continue helping others in that capacity once she graduates with her Master’s degree.
 

Maddy Robbin

Co-Facilitator, The Incredible Years Parenting Group
Graduate Student, Family & Child Life
 
Maddy Robbin is a graduate student in the Family and Child Life program and earned her BS in Family and Child Life from Central Washington University as well. She is from Bothell, Washington. She has always had a passion for working with children and families. She has enjoyed working with many different age groups and populations. She is very excited to be a part of the Family Resource Center and meet new people!
 

Student Staff


Toni Perez

Childcare Lead
Graduate Student, Family & Child Life
 

Toni is a graduate student in the Family and Child Life master's program. She serves as our lead childcare provider during parent education classes. Toni has extensive experience working with children and plans to become a child life specialist. 

Student Volunteers

Undergraduate students in the Family and Child Life program volunteer their time to assist both the delivery of services to families, the development of new programs, and in the collection of family-related research.

 

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