Human Services

Spinusa Inc

  • Lexington, MA
  • www.spinusa.org

Mission Statement

SPIN USA builds strong families, strong schools and strong social service agencies. Leaders in schools and agencies know that parents, teachers and social workers want to be caring and effective in their roles, but that skills and knowledge may still fall short. These leaders need tools and direct service program models that are evidence based and really improve  outcomes for children, youth and families their agencies serve.  SPIN offers direct service models, staff development models and leadership development models that that quickly improve the helping, teaching, parenting and leadership environments that are the core of effective work with children and parents. In addition to our direct service family support/parenting model, we train professionals and leaders to acquire new skills in supervision and management and to more effectively apply what they know to their work with staff. Our innovative method involves detecting, learning from, and building on family and staff strengths in videotaped material from real helping encounters and family interactions. School and agency staff continues to utilize the SPIN method long after the training ends, dramatically improving service outcomes for children. We teach HOW to nurture, empower and transform."

Service Areas

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National

SPIN USA is a  national non-profit training institute for strengths-based practice.  Our evidence based model is used at all levels (executive, supervisory, and direct service) to strengthen leadership, programs, services, and practice in  education, child welfare, health care and other social services across the United States so that outcomes for our nation's most vulnerable children, youth and families improve.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Mrs. Jane P. Nestel-Patt

Keywords

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Parenting training, staff development, leadership and teacher training, strengths-based practice, social services and early childhood education, mental health, teen parents, empowerment, youth development, systems change,

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Also Known As

Spin USA, Inc

EIN

04-3519458

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

Management & Technical Assistance (O02)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

SPIN USA trains professionals in schools and social service agencies. For agencies, we offer management and supervisory training, staff development, and facilitation training, in addition to clinical training for family support and parenting programs. For education, from early childhood through secondary schools, we offer both educational leadership and teacher training. Each customized program can be provided as direct training or as part of a train-the-trainer program. Since 1998, SPIN has built a solid track record by providing training at 15 sites across the US (in MA, CT, KY, MI, NY and CA). Jointly, these sites serve over 10,000 children and families annually. Current initiatives include: ▪ Facilitation Training program in several public Child Welfare Agencies in California to train social workers to more effectively lead complex Team Decision Making meetings in which difficult decisions regarding child safety and placement are made. ▪ Management coaching and supervisory training to expand the skills of managers in Public Child Welfare Agencies to help them more effectively lead reform efforts aimed at improving services and outcomes for our communities' most vulnerable members: at risk children and their families. ▪ A longstanding partnership with Para Los Ninos, a private, non-profit child welfare agency in Los Angeles to train leadership and supervisory staff in both their education and family service divisions. ▪ Training for the management team and clinical staff of Sunny Hill, Children?s Garden, a private non-profit child welfare agency in Northern California providing residential, educational and community?based services.

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Service Areas

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National

SPIN USA is a  national non-profit training institute for strengths-based practice.  Our evidence based model is used at all levels (executive, supervisory, and direct service) to strengthen leadership, programs, services, and practice in  education, child welfare, health care and other social services across the United States so that outcomes for our nation's most vulnerable children, youth and families improve.

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SPIN USA INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Spinusa Inc

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Jane P. Nestel-Patt

BIO

Jane program planning and organizational development consulting in education and child welfare to the management of the daily operations and strategic development of SPIN® USA. As the master trainer in the United States, Mrs. Nestel-Patt also oversees all quality assurance and model integrity regarding SPIN training and certification protocols. Prior to her work with SPIN USA, Mrs. Nestel-Patt was the Executive Director of the Carlisle Institute whose mission was to identify and promote the transfer and adaptation of best practices in education and child and family development worldwide. It was in this capacity that Mrs. Nestel-Patt spearheaded the effort to bring the powerful training methodology to the United States. She also spent 10 years as President of Management and Educational Resources Associates, a consulting/training firm that worked with non-profit clients to strengthen programs and develop systems and strategies for organizational effectiveness. Mrs. Nestel-Patt has a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Antioch University New England.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Kaiser

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