Western Michigan University
1000 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5361 USA
- Certified Family Life Educator, 2011
- Certified Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Trainer
Denise has a Masters of Arts in Family Life Education. She is CTAC’s program manager with a work focus of managing grants and contracts – state, federal, and local.
Ms. Wheatley recently concluded her time as a co-principal investigator for a Safe Start grant funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The focus of this grant was to identify children in Kalamazoo exposed to violence and then implement services to help reduce the impact of that violence exposure. Previous positions held at CTAC include training coordinator and office manager.
Denise presents locally and statewide on complex trauma, Resource Parent Curriculum and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Past presentation topics: Psychological First Aid, suicide prevention and domestic violence. She is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is a member of Kalamazoo’s Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.