Faculty and Staff: Shelly Johnson

Personal Information

When not working, I am the personal chauffer for my two children, Veranda and Bryce; running to ball games, scouts, piano lessons, band performances and singing events. (I wouldn't change it for anything). My husband and I enjoy going to the cabin with our kids, grilling, boating and spending time with friends.


  • B.S.W., University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Omaha, social work (1989)

Areas of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Child abuse and neglect and its effects on families
  • Permanency for children in the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Effects of domestic violence on child
  • Social services for children and families
  • Community education of child abuse and neglect
  • Curriculum development and training
  • Collaboration with community professionals
  • Impact of Field training for Child and Family Services Specialists

Professional Activities & Community Service

  • Protection and Safety Worker, 1989-2000
  • Private Contractor for home studies with Health and Human Services 2000-2001
  • Board Member- Before and After School Recreation Program, Waverly Elementary School 2003-current

CCFL Projects

Shelly has worked for the Center on Children, Families, and the Law since 2000. She began working as a consultant, then a Field Training Specialist, and currently as Training Administrator for Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • Coordination of the Center's training activities under contract with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to provide competency-based training to its Children and Family Services Specialists
  • Coordination of the Case Management Process Team, development and implementation of training for Nebraska Department of Health & Human Service Children and Family Services Specialists.
  • Implementation of the Nebraska Safety Intervention System, into the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Service training program.
  • Trainer of the ongoing case management process
  • Member of the Curriculum Review and Oversight Committee
Photo of Shelly Johnson.