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Kimberly Bonham

Knowledge and Dissemination Advisor

Kimberly Bonham has over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and their families, including foster, kinship, and adoptive parents. Her roles as a caseworker, foster family coordinator, and supervisor have all focused on supporting permanency for children and youth in the public child welfare system. Throughout her career in public child welfare, she has earned recognition for delivering quality customer service, developing culturally responsive care training, designing performance measures, and creating tools to support successful permanency outcomes. Kimberly is also a graduate of the AdoptUSKids Minority Professional Leadership Development program (MPLD), where she completed an action research project on youth engagement and teen adoption ambivalence. Passionate about improving permanency outcomes for children and youth, she prioritizes kinship care, racial equity, and preparedness practices. As a licensed clinical social worker, Kimberly currently serves as a knowledge and dissemination advisor with the National Center for Diligent Recruitment, offering universal services for child welfare professionals and tailored assistance to states, tribes, and territories.

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