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Carolyn Mower Burns

President and Chief Executive Officer

Berkshire Children and Families Inc

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Berkshire Children and Families Inc

480 West Street

Pittsfield, Massachusetts,01201

United States

Company Description

With more than 100 years of service in Western Massachusetts, we are the trusted resource in providing temporary and permanent families for children in need. We work with potential foster parents, educating them on the process and what you can expect. When you...more

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Background Information

Employment History

Architect

Massachusetts Patch Program


Affiliations

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Inc

Non-Profit Steering Committee


Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Statewide Advisory Board


Patch Approach

Founder


Children's League of Massachusetts

Board Member


Success

Member, Steering Committee


Education

Masters

Social Work

SUNY Albany


Web References(68 Total References)


In Memoriam | Berkshire Children & Families

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In Honor of Carolyn Mower Burns
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Carolyn Mower Burns, President and CEO of Berkshire Children and Families, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. She was at home, surrounded by her family, and at peace. Carolyn was a visionary in the area of children and families and dedicated 47 years to that work. She was a leader locally and statewide in her efforts because of the relationships she established and her constant eye on emerging social trends, most recently in the area of child and family well-being. Carolyn joined BCF in 1989 after working 20 years at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, now Department of Children and Families, nine years as the Area Director. Under Carolyn's leadership, BCF has become one of the most comprehensive family service agencies in Western MA, providing innovative programs that create lasting opportunity for children and their families in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley. Carolyn has served on many local and statewide boards and organizations during her career. She was the leader of the City of Pittsfield-funded Pittsfield Family Consortium, served on the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Steering Committee, the Pittsfield Promise Initiative, and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Statewide Advisory Board. She offered numerous workshops at regional and national conferences and held a Master's Degree in Social Work from SUNY Albany and was a licensed independent clinical practitioner. When family support met child welfare years ago, she founded the Patch Approach, a community team practice model that brought together child protection and community-based services to enhance family resilience, caring capacities, and well-being. With her guidance, the Patch Approach took root in Massachusetts in a way that continues to evolve to this day. In 2010, Carolyn led Berkshire Children and Families in taking a bold step to challenge the root causes of social obstacles facing children and families. She believed passionately that all children and families had strengths and talents, yet not all had opportunity. Programs such as Kids 4 Harmony, an intensive after school music program in Pittsfield and North Adams, were developed, creating long-term opportunity and corridors of care to help children succeed in school and in life. BCF enlisted families as partners in that initiative. Because her vision was so true, she was a trusted advisor, consultant and colleague everywhere she worked. Our team at BCF is heartbroken by this news yet determined to carry out the vision Carolyn has ignited in us. Please join us in keeping her family and friends in your thoughts through this difficult time. Notes of appreciation can be sent to the Burns Family at PO Box 55, Housatonic, MA 01236.


Transcript - Episode 34 - Creative Minds Out Loud

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Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes, musical excellence is the vehicle, but it's musical excellence learned from teachers who can form those deep, long-term relationships with kids.
That's what makes a difference. Joining us today is Carolyn Mower Burns, President and CEO of Berkshire Children & Families, and welcome to the program. Carolyn Mower Burns: Thank you, Anita. Anita Walker: Carolyn, you know that I couldn't wait to have you on this program, because of the work you're doing for families and children through music. Carolyn Mower Burns: Well, in the agency in general, we work with families from underserved communities in Pittsfield, throughout Berkshire County, and over into the Pioneer Valley, particularly in Hampshire County. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes, we're a family-and-children's agency. Carolyn Mower Burns: That's a wonderful program founded by Judy Cockerton, and I mention it in particular, because this was part of my inspiration for our Kids 4 Harmony music program, because Treehouse is all about supporting children who are in the foster-care system or are being adopted or being cared for by relatives and the caretakers who take care of them, whether those are foster parents or adoptive parents or sometimes kinship. Carolyn Mower Burns: That- yes. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yeah. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yeah, how can we prevent things, how can we get upstream, and how can we really think about, what are the things that all people need, that all children need in order to thrive? Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes, yes. Carolyn Mower Burns: Well, we came about it on a very strange way. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes, and around the world. It's blossoming all over the world. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes, well, what we've discovered- but first, again, we had to achieve musical excellence, because that is the vehicle. Carolyn Mower Burns: It's true. Carolyn Mower Burns: Yes, that's- I'm a convert. That's what I've come to believe. Anita Walker: Carolyn Mower Burns, President and CEO of Berkshire Children & Families, another one of our Creative Minds Out Loud.


2017 Kids 4 Harmony Summer Gala Concert | Berkshire Children & Families

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Thirty-three students took the stage following a moving video tribute to Carolyn Mower Burns, former President and CEO of BCF, who passed away in November 2016.


Carolyn Mower Burns Remembered | Berkshire Children & Families

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Carolyn Mower Burns Remembered
A Tribute to Carolyn Mower Burns in the Berkshire Eagle Comments are closed.


Board | Berkshire Children & Families

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Carolyn Mower Burns, LICSW, President & CEO


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