Tarn Foerg, MSW, LICSW. Tarn is a full-time faculty member and the Social Work Program Field Education Coordinator. Tarn received her MSW from the University of Vermont in 1998. She maintains a Vermont LICSW. Tarn was hired as the new Field Education Coordinator in July 2011. Previous to July 2011 she held an adjunct instructor position at Champlain College for 4 years. During her full-time appointment, she has been active in her service to the College and building the Social Work Program. She has held positions on the College's Women and Gender Center and the Student Conduct Review Board.
Her professional practice experience spanned 12 years prior to teaching at Champlain College. She was a Board president and volunteer for the Women's Rape Crisis Center, served the elderly population at the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, as a community outreach educator regarding access to benefits and services, was co-director of a state-wide Senior Help-line and a quarterly columnist for local papers regarding issues for seniors and those who qualify for disability benefits. Tarn's clinical practice experience included extensive case-management and clinical support for children, youth and families as a direct service clinician in school social work with The Baird Center for Children and Families.
She has supervised MSW level interns as a field instructor for the University of Vermont and was a supervisor of school social work clinicians working in the largest mental health agency in Vermont. Tarn co-developed the Trauma Response Protocol for children and families to be implemented in crisis events in the largest county in Vermont and was a consultant to a local school district regarding anti-bullying and pro-social skills development for elementary aged children and held teacher in-services regarding implementation. In addition to her memberships in CSWE and NASW-VT, Tarn has provided many years of volunteer service including as a Board member and Crisis Volunteer for the Women's Rape Crisis Center, fundraising efforts for the Committee on Temporary Shelter, and is an event coordinator for Lake Champlain Waldorf School. She has taught Ethics in Human Services, Practicum I and II and the accompanying seminars, Survey of Community Agency, Community Experience, Social Welfare Policy, and Human Sexuality, and Practice II.
In her free time, Tarn enjoys skiing, hiking and biking.
Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Committee on Temporary Shelter
School Social Work, Elders
"Champlain College Social Work Program brings together students passionate about their commitment to society and others and provides a tapestry of opportunities to reach their goal."