Noël Hiers is the owner and lead consultant of Collaborative Perspectives, LLC. She provides educational training and professional consultations to organizations, clinical supervision to social workers seeking their LCSW, and therapeutic services to individuals and families. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty-five years of experience working in the mental health field. She has a passion for working with adolescents and her expertise comes from working with youth in outpatient settings, residential settings, street outreach, and in school settings as a child study team member and as the director of a School Based Youth Services Program. Through NJ’s Child Welfare Training Partnership, she has trained hundreds of DCP&P employees throughout New Jersey on the topics of adverse childhood experiences, supervision, substance use disorders, resiliency, adolescent development, and cultural competencies for working with LGBTQI+ youth. Additional topics include mental wellness and stress reduction for teachers, NJ’s Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center curriculum, traumatic loss, de-escalation, the Question, Persuade, Refer training for suicide prevention, and other clinical topics. She also conducts training for the National Association of Social Worker’s-NJ chapter, NJ’s Department of Children and Families, local school districts, and other community organizations. She earned a degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and her Master’s degree from Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.