Marcus Stallworth, LMSW has been employed in the field of Child Welfare for the past 17 years. He worked for Child Protective Services for approximately 13 years. He is recognized in the State of Connecticut as an expert witness in his professional capacity for testimony regarding severe abuse and neglect cases. The last 8 years of his employment at the Department of Children and Families was dedicated to training and licensing resource parents using the PRIDE 14 step Model of Practice. Marcus joined the CWLA team in late 2012 providing training, consultation services, and curriculum development.

Marcus has been teaching at the collegiate level for the past 10 years. He has taught Human Services courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at multiple Universities in CT. He is currently an adjunct professor at University of Bridgeport where he teaches many courses including a self-created elective entitled: Social Media: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. He is also co-owner of Welcome 2 Reality, LLC where he is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development. His company played an instrumental role in getting Substitute Senate Bill No. 962, Public Act No. 15-94 passed in Connecticut which in part mandates education on the safe use of Social Media and computer programming instruction in the Public School System. This Bill went into effect July 1, 2016.

Welcome 2 Reality is preparing to publish their latest curriculum “Mentoring Through Media” are in the final stages of completing their documentary entitled: “Welcome 2 Reality- Let’s Sing, Rap, and Talk about It”.