Community Solutions Announces Terkeltaub as Director of Project Development
Virginia Beach, VA - December 4, 2018. . . Mike Terkeltaub has served children and families for over 30 years. He began his career as a residential counselor at Pleasantville Cottage School in the early 1970’s. He worked in the “cottages”, group homes and local school the children attended. He moved to Virginia in the early 1990’s where he founded a seminal Wraparound services program at the Barry Robinson Center. He was named the city of Hampton Virginia Comprehensive Services Act Coordinator in 1995. This led to accolades as Mr. Terkeltaub led a multi-agency collaborative in bringing children home from out of community institutional placements while reducing the number of children entering foster care. These efforts resulted in creating a unique and robust community based system of care.
Mike began to serve as a consultant to local and state agencies regarding the development of trauma informed, family focused, strengths-based services for children, families and communities. He was the leader of Systems of Care and Wraparound efforts in Hampton Virginia and served for ten years as a consultant to the City of Hampton Systems of Care Leadership Team.
He has over 25 years experience writing, developing, implementing and operating community-based programming for at-hope youth and families. He has been instrumental in developing strengths-based, community-based initiatives in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. These programs include Systems of Care approaches, Wrap-around processes, therapeutic foster care, therapeutic group homes, in-home services, mentoring, respite, and after school programs. He has consulted to communities, agencies and individual families in Virginia, Louisiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands.
He develops creative and sensible community-based alternatives to out-of-home care for individual young people as well as systems approaches to reducing the need for out-of-home care. Mike has supported children and young adults successfully leaving state hospitals, treatment centers and long-term placements to live successfully in their homes, schools and communities.
Mike has created multiple public/private partnerships in his home state of Virginia including specialized intensive foster care homes, teaching parent homes, intensive case management services and specialized homes for children and families with complex needs. He has provided technical assistance to many localities throughout Virginia in creating Systems of Care and Wraparound supports and services.
He also served as the Executive Director of Children’s Behavioral Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona where he was instrumental in the development of community-based alternatives to out-of-home and out-of-community placements, as well as a leader in the development of family driven service delivery.
Mike Terkeltaub most recently served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Child and Family Support Services (CFSS), Arizona’s largest provider of community based services. Mike has been part of the CFSS Team in various capacities for 10 years. He was instrumental in the development of Direct Supports, the Mental Health clinics in Northern Arizona, the Bring Our Children Home project and the development of Behavioral Health Direct Supports in Tucson Arizona. Since 2012 Mike has been the Project Leader in the development of Child Welfare (DCS) services at CFS
Mr. Terkeltaub holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from City University of New York and a Master of Arts Degree in Social Issues from Old Dominion University. He has served as the keynote speaker and session trainer at over 50 conferences nationwide. Mike was born into the foster care system in Norfolk, Virginia and works diligently to improve outcomes for at-hope young people and families served by multiple child-serving agencies. He was recently honored as the Dreamweaver Wraparound award recipient by Karl Dennis and Dixie Jordan as well as was the recipient of the 2013 Hampton’s Hero Award. He was the recipient of the 2014 first annual Child and Family Support Services Person of the Year award which has been renamed the CFSS Mike Terkeltaub award.
Community Solutions is proud and honored to have Terkeltaub as part of our team!