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B.J. Develle

B.J. Develle

Mr. Develle currently works for Children’s Home Society with families struggling to maintain the children in their homes and prevent their entrance into the Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice systems. These families are typically struggling to manage to out of control behavior including substance use, illegal behavior and difficult mental health needs. His intense services include crisis support, targeted parenting skills training, individual and family counseling, mentoring and linking families with wraparound services as needed. Previously, he provided services to families wanting to foster or adopt, as well as to community and foster children with histories of extreme physical and sexual abuse, grief and loss, brain injuries, mood disorders, drug exposure, suicidal and homicidal attempts and psychiatric residential placements, both in the community and within a group home he previously managed.

Mr. Develle graduated from Florida State University with a Masters in Social Work after earning Bachelor degrees in Child Development and Religion. He is currently working towards his Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker.

Mr. Develle lives outside of Tampa, Florida with his wife, Greta, and two girls. Mr. Develle has been a committed volunteer with BSF since 1998.

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