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Summer Linke

Licensing & Foster Care Specialist

Summer and her husband live in the West Point area.  They have 3 children and a niece they recently adopted. She enjoys attending sporting events of all kinds, crafting, and relaxing with Netflix.

 

Summer received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Dakota and a minor in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.  She has spent the last several years working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities primarily youth. She has also worked as a foster care specialist and child protection investigator in North Dakota. She holds a professional certification for Direct Support Professional.

 

Summer joined Building Blocks in October 2020.  She has worked with parents who have had their children removed from their homes and decided that she wanted to work with Foster Parents and support the youth in their foster homes.  She has spent a great deal of time in her professional life as management and enjoys training and coaching.  She recently became certified to be a trainer for the Foster Parent Pre-service training curriculum TIPPS-MAPP.