Ben Bevis

Ben Bevis
Country: United States
Email: ben.bevis@signsofsafety.net
Languages: English
Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer
Ben initially worked at SafeGenerations in Chaska, Minnesota since he began practising Signs of Safety in 2008 under Andrew Turnell’s consultation with Carver County in Minnesota. Since 2011, Ben has been training and consulting Signs of Safety in numerous jurisdictions in the United States and Canada through 2019. Ben is most excited about working with teams to help them apply the Signs of Safety framework in their unique roles, focusing on what works and ultimately leading to safer children on-the-ground.

In his undergraduate work, Ben studied psychology. He has a Master of Arts degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified life coach. Ben worked with adolescents and families, primarily using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Adlerian Psychology.

As a contracted provider, Ben continued to apply Signs of Safety principles and ideas in his direct work with families who have been involved in child protection and permanency through a family-focused process called “Family Group Decision Making” in multiple jurisdictions in Minnesota. Ben is currently the Executive Director of a non-profit organization called Encircled. Encircled has a specific method that he trains “Youth-focused” communities to use for gathering the supportive network or “Circle” around youth to better help them launch into a more purposeful life. Ben is continuing to be a Signs of Safety Trainer with Elia on current and future contracted opportunities.