Lori Hood

Name:

Lori Hood

Address

21641 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA, USA

Organization / Affiliation

Loudoun MHSADS

Biography

I have been working with people with disabilities for aver 30 years!  I started while I was in college and decided that this was definitely what I would do as my chosen career!  I joined a new provider in Pennsylvania and started working with people with ID who moved out of a state institution into a small group home.  When I moved to Virginia, I joined the residential team at the Northern VA Training Center.  I worked there for 25+ years and learned a lot about how to best support someone with disabilities.  The Training Center is where I was able to help people understand the meaning of being person-centered.  I was fortunate to be chosen to be a part of the PCT Implementation group to really focus on bringing this philosophy to all of Virginia.  I currently work with Loudoun County’s Department of MHSADS as the Residential Operations Coordinator.  I am a PCT Trainer and will soon be a trainer for Coaches!

Focus Areas

Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health / Behavioral Health

Trainer Certifications

TRAINER: Person Centered Thinking

Person Centered Description