Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Meet the NPCT team

Isabelle Darling, MSW

Isabelle Swan-Mae Darling is the contracted Clinical Lead serving as a mental health consultant for the National Partnership for Community Training Program. Isabelle was raised in New York, educated in Massachusetts, and currently resides in North Carolina. Isabelle has worked with refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of torture for over 15 years. After receiving her BA at Hampshire College where she focused on the racial identity development of African refugees she worked in various roles advocating for communities impacted by trauma. Her passion working with survivors of trauma has brought her across the globe where she assisted behavioral health teams in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, co-organized an international conference on social development in Uganda, and served as a Case Manager, group facilitator, and Interim Director at the refugee resettlement site International Institute of Lowell. Isabelle Darling received her MSW from Simmons College with a specialization in trauma treatment. Her social work education focused on the survivor of torture experience through her work with the Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at Boston Medical Center. Isabelle Darling is a forever student of those that face violence and choose a path of peace.

Caroline Culbreth

Caroline Culbreth is the Project Coordinator for the National Partnership for Community Training. Originally from Northern Kentucky, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Spanish at Western Kentucky University (WKU), where she also studied Mandarin Chinese as part of the Department of Defense National Security Education Program’s Chinese Language Flagship.  While at WKU, she coordinated several economic development and cultural exchange programs serving refugee and immigrant communities as Multicultural Services Intern for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships, most notably helping launch the Community Threads Weaving Cooperative in partnership with Burmese community leaders. Caroline expanded on this experience as a grant writer and research assistant at Madrid-based international development NGO AIDA Ayuda, Intercambio, Desarrollo, before returning to Kentucky to complete original ethnographic research for her undergraduate Honors thesis on ethnic identity development in second- and third-generation Latino Americans. Upon completing her degree, Caroline relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, to become a certified bilingual educator teaching core content areas to Spanish-speaking elementary school students from migrant and refugee families. She is currently working on her M.S.Ed in Community and Social Change at the University of Miami alongside her fiancé, Wilson.

Jennifer Lange, MSW

Jenny Lange is the Director of the National Partnership for Community Training. She received her Master’s in Social Work with a Global Concentration from the University of Utah and has worked in refugee resettlement in multiple facets for seven years. At the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, Jenny served as a Family Mentor and Case Work Intern before becoming the Mental Health Program Coordinator. She conducted mental health screenings, facilitated referrals, and coordinated services with mental health providers. At the Utah International Charter School she was the School Social Worker during its first year of operation, developing goals with refugee youth and creating opportunities for integrated learning. She has also assisted with an immigration research project and a refugee youth panel featured in major art exhibits by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Jenny is dedicated to ensuring refugees have access to effective, culturally-sensitive mental health care within the U.S. When she is not working, Jenny enjoys finding new cuisine and traveling with her husband.

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