National Director, Child & Club Safety Support Services
Mitru Ciarlante is the National Director of Child & Club Safety Support Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where she leads a team that works to strengthen Clubs’ capacity to create safe places for kids and teens to learn and grow. Mitru is a lifelong advocate for children with decades of leadership experience creating policies and approaches to prevent, identify, and respond to childhood victimization. She is the developer of a comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention, response, and advocacy model and has served the White House and U.S. Department of Justice as an expert practitioner and advisor. She has lectured, trained, and written extensively on a multitude of safety, trauma, and crisis management topics and her work on child abuse prevention has been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and The Prevention Researcher, among others. Mitru is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid, Psychological First Aid, Crisis Communications, Youth Program Quality Methods, sexual and domestic violence counseling and advocacy, and is a Certified Praesidium Guardian. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from East Stroudsburg University and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, School of Public Policy.