Lauren Frey, MSW, LICSW
"The Treehouse Community makes a difference for children in foster care—in real time and in very real ways. REFCA gathers people, partners and programs to surround Treehouse and make an even bigger difference for more kids and more families, more quickly and more effectively. The blended Treehouse-REFCA model makes our best in child welfare even better!"
Principal at 3P Consulting, Lauren is well known for developing and implementing innovative practice models and supporting organizational change in child welfare. 3P Consulting assists public and private foster care agencies in achieving timely permanency for youth of all ages. Previously as the Project Director for Permanency Services at Casey Family Services, Lauren was a key leader in developing and implementing Lifelong Families, a foster care practice model achieving permanency for treatment-level youth at risk of aging-out. A national trainer and speaker, her 35 years of child welfare experience include strategic program and practice model design, training, consultation, technical assistance, curriculum development, building collaborative teams, engaging youth and families in decision-making as well as managing, supervising and delivering front line practice.