Luis Pereira LCSW, MPA
Luis works as a Program Manager II for L.A. County’s Department of Mental Health, managing a children’s out-patient mental health clinic. He has been with the Department of Mental Health for over 7 years. Prior to that, he worked for more than 15 years for the Department of Children and Family Services in L.A. County, where he worked for 10 years in the Adoptions Division, and the remaining years in Family Maintenance and Reunification services. Additionally, Luis has been part of CSUN’s MSW Department since Fall 2007 as a part-time lecturer. He received his MSW from CSU, Long Beach, and his MPA from CSU, Northridge.
Luis is a certified trainer for Kinship Center/Seneca ACT: Adoption Clinical Training curriculum, which is an adoption and permanency curriculum for child welfare and mental health professionals. The core curriculum for ACT was developed in 1992 and has been refined and field-tested with more than 6,000 professionals. Today’s 48-hour curriculum addresses the experiences of all members of the adoption and permanency constellation and is presented interactively through lectures, videos and large/small group activities.