About Ed Morales

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Since 2001, Ed has worked with more than 1,000 kids and their families around the midwest.

First as a school social worker, then as a school-based therapist, Ed has worked with children ages 5-22 in charter schools, district schools, parochial schools and in community clinic settings.

Ed received his Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, as well as Minnesota’s only Certified Trainer of Collaborative Problem Solving.

In addition to his work with Socorro Consulting, Ed is a Child Welfare Foundations Trainer with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, works as an On-call Social Worker for Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, and provides clinical supervision for social workers seeking licensure, as well as organizational consultation for organizations focused on foster and adoptive care. In August, 2019, Ed was appointed to the Minnesota Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health, where he represents parents of children with emotional disorders.

Ed has presented for organizations and at conferences around the United States, for audiences ranging from 3-300. A highly sought-after speaker, Ed drives points home with humility and hilarity and plenty of storytelling.

Previous presentation partners have included the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Education, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, the Minnesota Educator’s Association, the National Association of Social Workers Minnesota and Nebraska Chapters, the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health, and parent groups, foster and adoptive organizations and schools across the Twin Cities.

Ed lives in North Minneapolis with his wife, Latoya and her son, his two adopted daughters, and his cat, Mocha.