Mark M. Mettler

PO Box 68
Masonville, CO  80541
(970)225-0073 Office  (970)214-1558 Cell
mettlermark@yahoo.com

Summary of Qualifications

•        Human Services professional with 25 years of experience in providing court related family assessments and
custody recommendations.
•        Trained forensics interviewer that has interviewed all age children and adults regarding such things as physical
abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and substance abuse.
•        Mediation trained professional that assisted families in addressing problems with child rearing, discipline,
parenting techniques, and conflict resolution.
•        Culturally competent professional who has had extensive training in working with culturally diverse families.
•        Intervention and assessment trained professional in the areas of grief and loss, depression, substance abuse,
and codependency.

Professional Experience

Mettler Child Custody Services, LLC  Child and Family Investigator:  Provided custody evaluations for judicial districts in
northeastern and eastern Colorado.   

Larimer County Human Services  Social Casework Manager:  Duties included supervision, training, and evaluation of
child protection intake, ongoing, and diversion caseworkers.  Monitored workers effectiveness in working with high
conflict families to assure compliance with federal guidelines regarding the safety of the child, best interest of the child,
and maintenance of the family.  Consulted with workers regarding recommendations being made to the court relative to
child placement, child custody, and parenting plans.

Denver Department of Social Services  Social Caseworker III:  Duties included providing counseling and intervention
services to families where youth were in conflict with their immediate family and the community.  Made assessments
regarding child safety and designed treatment plans that addressed appropriate role responsibilities within the family.  
Took legal action when necessary, filing Dependency and Neglect petitions and made recommendations to the court
regarding custody of the child/children.
Profession Experience cont.

Adams County Department of Social Services  Social Caseworker III:  Duties included providing court intake services
for the adolescent unit of the Division of Child and Family Services.  Completed child protection investigations and
made recommendations to the court regarding custody and out of home placement.  Developed the initial treatment
plan and parenting time schedules.  

I worked for the aforementioned mentioned human services agencies for over 25 years.  During that period of time I
received numerous trainings in child development  assessment, parent/child interaction, substance abuse, enhanced
interviewing techniques, mediation and consensus building, and cultural diversity.  I have been qualified as an expert
witness in Adams, Denver, and Larimer county family courts.

Trainings

Solving Problems and Repairing Relationships In Our Community
Colorado School Mediation Project

Systematic Development of Informed Consent
Institute for Participatory Management and Planning

Intercultural Skillfulness for Professionals Working With Culturally Diverse Youth and Families
Rocky Mountain Intercultural Institute

Specialized Interviewing Skills for Child Welfare Workers
The Institute for Families, University of Denver

Education

Bachelor of Science (May 1975)
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota
Majors:  Psychology and Sociology