In 1993, Libby Bergman, LICSW, was one of three co-founders of the Family Enhancement Center and has served as the Executive Director since 2000. Libby has worked with youth and families for over 25 years and is a sought after expert and speaker on the subject of child abuse and neglect.
Libby’s career includes Face to Face Health and Counseling Services in St. Paul, Minnesota as an “abuse specialist” where she developed and applied a sexual abuse treatment program for teen victims of sexual abuse and their families. Libby also worked on the development of a hospital-based child abuse and neglect program for the Minneapolis Children’s Medical Center. At the Family Life Mental Health Center in Anoka, Minnesota Libby developed and implemented a community education program on the topics of healthy family functioning, normal sexual development, and sexual abuse prevention as well as a variety of other topics.
Libby is a licensed Social Worker and a member of ACSW and NASW. Libby has authored several publications on abuse issues and has developed presentations and workshops titled: Families Moving Forward: Healing Children from Sexual Abuse and Stranger Danger and Beyond.
Throughout her career, Libby has served on various committees and consulted with agencies throughout the state of Minnesota concerning abuse issues. In June of 2008 through August of 2009, Libby served on the Sexual Violence Prevention Action Team, a state-wide effort by the Minnesota Department of Health to brainstorm policy initiatives to combat sexual violence. Currently Libby is co-chair of the Spiritual Communities Action Team, a state-wide initiative whose goal is to create a Standard of Excellence and to engage spiritual leaders from all faith traditions to address the issue of child sexual abuse.
In 2011 the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota’s honored Libby with the Heroes for Children Award!