Alberta SaavedraDirector of Youth Development-
Alberta leads North County Lifeline’s continuum of youth development services, from prevention to intervention, as well as family domestic violence intervention programs. Alberta holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is licensed as a Certified Addiction Specialist. Alberta joined the Lifeline team in 1999 and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Alberta has led the expansion of North County Lifeline’s youth development programming, including juvenile delinquency and gang prevention strategies. She has designed programming that supports and educates the child’s family and is trained in numerous evidence-based practices including Positive Action, Seeking Safety, and Motivational Interviewing. Under her supervision, North County Lifeline implements proven domestic violence programming including intervention for both perpetrators and victims. Alberta is TERM approved to work with Child Welfare Services’ clients. She prioritizes relationships with local organizations and schools to offer support and counseling for youth in North County. Lastly, as a strong believer in partnership, Alberta provides leadership for several collaborative groups working to end domestic violence and prevent gang violence.