Ellen Amstutz has over 25 years of experience in social research, policy analysis and program management. After receiving her MSW she worked for the Community Service Society of New York (CSSNY) for 16 years where she developed a government benefits counseling program and started the Public Benefits Resource Center, an information and training center for social service providers. She moved into policy and advocacy work while at CSSNY and led the agency's work on welfare reform while pursuing a PhD. From 2000-2009 she lived in London, England, and worked as a social research consultant for a UK nonprofit working with local government's children and family service programs. Ellen's most recent work is in child welfare/infant mental health conducting program evaluation, grant writing and community outreach and developing a two generation intervention that works with parents and their young children to improve child welfare outcomes.