Director of Prevention Initiatives
Barb Sorum joined FamilyWise team in 1993. As the Director of Prevention Initiatives for Southern Minnesota, she works extensively with family and community supportive services to strengthen awareness and prevention education efforts. Barb coordinates and facilitates regional trainings, coalition building, implementing system changes, supervision, and initiating evaluation and quality assurance. She works with community leaders and agencies to establish and guide the operations of parenting support and education programs through the Circle of Parents® statewide network. Barb has over twenty-five years extensive knowledge of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence prevention efforts providing direct and indirect service, support and intervention to women, parents, children and families in crisis. Barb is a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence and is committed to children’s health, welfare and safety, as well as developing parent and community-based leadership.