Mark C. Beal, M.S.W., L.S.W., has a unique perspective working with challenging children. He views challenging children through the lens of a foster and adoptive parent, and as a mental health professional. He is a licensed social worker practicing in his own agency, The Child Attachment and Recovery Enterprise (C.A.R.E.), Inc. In addition, Mark sees challenging children through the personal lens of being an adopted child himself who has successfully completed a Master’s degree.
Mark’s passion is to equip parents with tools to meet the unique needs of challenging children. He speaks from experience and from the heart.
Mark is excited about teaching, training, and supporting parents with challenging children. He has given presentations on how to cope with difficult, defiant, and/or diagnosed children to school districts, colleges, child placement agencies, residential treatment facilities, parent support groups, mental health professionals, and foster/adoptive parents.
Mark received his Master’s degree from the University of Denver in Family Therapy and Trauma. He interned as a counselor in a school-based clinic and as a therapist in a county drug and alcohol clinic. He also has worked as a Mental Health Technician at a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment facility supporting teens and children diagnosed with RAD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and also with those teens and children who are sex offenders.
Mark is an experienced presenter as he has worked as a professional actor/director for twenty-three years. He lived internationally for over nine years, including two years supervising teens on drama teams traveling throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua, New Guinea, Pakistan, and India. Mark moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1991, to supervise the drama teams traveling throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Mark, and his wife of 25 years, continue to live with their three adoptive children in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Mark is now a certified trainer for Advanced Parenting for Challenging Children. If you are interested in contacting Mark to ask questions or schedule an Advanced Parenting seminar, his address is:
Mark C. Beal, M.S.W., L.S.W.
The Child Attachment and Recovery Enterprise (C.A.R.E.), Inc.
P.O. Box 25184
Colorado Springs, CO 80936