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Renee Prince, LCSW

Director, Mental Health Integration

Renee Prince, LCSW is Director, Mental Health Integration for Turnaround for Children. In this multifaceted role, she provides leadership on mental health integration across the organization’s tools and services, leveraging research and trends in the mental health field to ensure that Turnaround’s products are informed by current clinical knowledge of trauma-informed practices.

She joined the organization in 2012 as a Social Work Consultant. In 2018, she became Manager, Student Support Services, providing school-based training, coaching and clinical consultation to student support staff and teachers and supporting partnerships between Turnaround partner schools and mental health partners. She also supported the creation and co-delivery of professional development and knowledge-building for school leaders on trauma-informed practices.

Prior to joining Turnaround, Renee worked as a trauma-trained therapist with children ages 3-18 and their families and as a preventive social worker, to assist families at risk of having their children removed from their homes. Previously, she was a counselor for the Summer Youth Employment Program, where she provided employment skills training. During her college years, she worked as an assistant to a social psychologist conducting research on social bias.

Renee holds an M.S.W. from New York University and a B.A.S.W. from Rutgers University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the New York State School Social Worker Association.

What motivates you?

My faith motivates me, and the belief that where you start – no matter how humble that beginning is – doesn’t determine where you finish. I am an example of that.

What is the greatest invention of all time?

Planes, trains and automobiles! I love to travel and those inventions allow me to do so.