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Iris Maynard
Name: Iris Maynard
Role / Credential: MA
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics of Compassionate Mandated Reporting Across Disciplines
Company Name: El Paso County Department of Human Services
Company URL: www.humanservices.elpasoco.com
Ability to Contribute: Iris trains and supervises a team of caseworkers weekly to discuss cases, to create treatment plans, to address parent’s protective capacities, concerns, worker performance, and career development to achieve peak productivity, performance, and motivation.

She understands, analyzes, interprets, and implements Federal, State, and County laws and protocol in order to provide caseworkers with timely updates and to ensure compliance with that affect caseworker practices. 

She audits case files to ensure state compliance, directs and track progress in cases to ensure that permanency is achieved timely in all cases while ensuring youth are served in the appropriate system.

She participates in multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, court hearings, foster care reviews, Family Engagement Meetings, and internal reviews with caseworkers and addresses personnel issues that may arise in partnership with Administration and Human Resources.

Iris Maynard is a Youth and Family Services Ongoing Supervisor with the El Paso County Department of Human Services in Colorado SpringsShe Graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with her Masters in Counseling in 2011 before moving to Colorado Springs. Iris worked as an ongoing caseworker from 2011 until becoming a supervisor in 2018. During her time with DHS, she has been part of a myriad of complex cases and received additional training regarding everything from responding to Juvenile Sexual Abuse cases to participating in Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead curriculum. Iris participates in weekly meetings to screen in new child abuse and neglect referrals and has provided mandatory training for her community as well as other internal trainingsShe is also cross trained as an Intake and Ongoing Supervisor. Iris worked as a Utilization Management Specialist for a period as well supporting and driving the effective use of county resources for youth in Residential Treatment CentersShe’s also served as a consultant for a local start up ABA organization as they networked with service providers and created internal policies managing mandated reporter responsibilities of the company.  

Ethics of Compassionate Mandated Reporting Across Disciplines - 10 Staff (LIVE 02/17/2022)

Ethics of Compassionate Mandated Reporting Across Disciplines (Recorded)


Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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