Wales Brown, BS, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. He has dedicated his life to helping parents build stronger, healthier connections with their children throughout upstate New York and beyond.
For nearly 30 years, Wales has developed and implemented collaborative programs focusing on in home preservation, parent education, and reunification of families with histories of abuse and neglect. His ability to connect with parents and children of varying backgrounds, his immense knowledge, and his dedication have led to state and national recognition in his field. Wales was a foster parent for more than a decade and is a single father of four boys with special needs who were freed for adoption. He worked in Ecuador, Egypt, and India in children’s residential facilities, and was a founding member of the Leadership Training Initiative for people living with HIV/AIDS, developing programming to respond to the needs of those in underserved communities. Wales’ personal and professional background have made him uniquely qualified to work with the children and families of Northeast Parent & Child Society for the past 25 years. He has been responsible for coordinating and teaching parenting groups for parents of children in different age groups through selected evidence-based curriculums. In addition to group processes, he provides intensive individual in-home consultations and is a clinician in a supervised visitation program, coordinating and coaching visits using a coached visiting model and working with birth parents to build parenting skills and parental bonding.