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Path lighter. Professional trainer. Retired parole officer. Marilyn Stein is all this and more – a social worker and sought-after speaker at the crossroads of criminal justice, addiction, trauma, and wellness. It’s a crossroads she helped forge as an early advocate of reform, recovery, and trauma-informed care.
Who is Marilyn?
Marilyn founded MGS Consulting, a training and consulting organization, upon retiring as a parole officer in 2002. Her singular goal: To bring evidence-based behavioral health advances to courtrooms, counseling spaces, prisons, and individuals struggling to figure out how to live their best lives.Meet Marilyn Workshops & Events
I knew early in in my probation career that my clients were far more than just a headline, or their criminal behavior. I know if we could help them see that they were more – especially those with substance use disorders – they would do better, their families would do better, and our communities would do better.”Marilyn Stein
Words to Grow On
Musings by Marilyn
Lessons Learned and Sweet Rewards: Reflecting on a Year of Beekeeping
We just came from doing a split using a borrowed nuc with the hope that the workers in the nuc would produce a queen. We added an eight-frame deep…Continue Reading
My Educational Malfeasance: How I Learned What I Wasn’t Taught
“Our nation’s history of racial injustice casts a shadow across the American landscape. This shadow cannot be lifted until we shine the light of truth on the destructive violence…Continue Reading
The first month of 2023 has passed, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? New beginnings. Isn’t that the battle cry when one year departs and the…Continue Reading