Debbie West is the director of Changing Hearts Boarding School and Ministries (CHBSM) and has worked with children for more than 35 years. CHBSM is an all-girl school that specializes in working with girls ages 8 to 16 that have been adopted and are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and attachment issues. Debbie first worked as a foster parent for Bethany Christian Services, then as a crisis respite parent for children with behavioral issues. She began CHBSM in September 2006.
Debbie has 10 children of her own (birth and adopted) and 11 grandchildren. She understands the heart of a parent and the needs of children based on both her professional and personal experience. Debbie is a behavioral specialist, a counselor with Freedom in Christ Ministries, and a certified Advanced Parenting Instructor. Debbie also serves as the Director of Training and Family Services with Pathway for Healing, Inc.