Deborah Price Longo, BSW, ACSW, is Area Manager for Vanguard Professional Staffing, Inc. She has been a trainer and educator since 1980. Deb has worked as a social worker, supervisor, and program manager for over 25 years. She specialized in working with abused, foster, and adopted children and their families. In addition to her primary focus in child welfare, Deb has also developed and worked with domestic violence programs and worked in the field of rape and incest counseling. During her career with the North Carolina Division of Social Services, she was a family planning social worker and appeared on CBS This Morning as a family planning specialist. As a trainer and consultant for the State of North Carolina she trained child welfare social workers, supervisors and other professionals. Deb is a certified MAPPS/GPS trainer and certified in Family Structured Therapy.

Deb has trained throughout the United States and has conducted training in England, Ireland, Germany and Austria. Deb ' s focus is on child welfare and working with children, and specifically foster children and adopted children with attachment disorders. Deb has presented internationally and is coauthor of the book, New Hope for Youth: Experiential Exercises for Children and Adolescents.