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Melinda Kline

Part-Time Lecturer
Human Services
School of Applied Studies
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Ottawa University, Bachelor of Arts
Washburn University, Bachelor of Social Work
Washburn University, Master of Social Work
Academic History
Adjunct professor in Human Services at Washburn University
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Melinda has over 26 years of experience in Human Services, 19 years of service with Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) for the State of Kansas in various positions from Disability Examiner to Human Services Specialist to Social Work Supervisor with Children and Family Services.  She served for 2 years as the Domestic Violence Child Welfare Specialist for the State of Kansas and worked in partnership with the Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) to develop curriculum and facilitate and present statewide training for child welfare workers in the area of child welfare and domestic violence. 

Service Interests/Activities

Melinda is a member of the National and Regional Organizations for Human Services (NOHS and MWOHS) and has served as the secretary of the MWOHS for the last 4 years.  She has been a co-presenter in various workshops, regionally and nationally. 

Career Accomplishments

Melinda Kline, LMSW, works for Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) as a Family Services Supervisor.  She supervises the statewide adoption exchange program (Adopt KS Kids), Topeka area Resource Homes and Supporting School Attendance programs.