Scott Hanauer retired in July, 2018 from Community Youth Services (CYS) where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to becoming CEO at Community Youth Services, Scott was the agency's Clinical Director and responsible for the implementation of CYS' Integrated Counseling Division that included a number of evidence based mental health services, residential treatment, family based services, the Foster Care Assessment Program, therapeutic foster care and crisis residential services.
Scott's professional experience includes residential treatment counseling; parent development training; individual, group and family therapy; program management and directing multiple programs at Children's Home Society of Washington and Community Youth Services. He also wrote a parent education curriculum for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which he taught at the Federal Detention Center in Seattle, Washington from 2001 to 2009.
In retirement, Scott consults with two private non-profit social service agencies. He is also contracted with the University of Washington, School of Social Work's Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence to provide trainings ("Behavior Management Tools for Foster Parents and Caregivers" and "Chaos to Calm, Promoting Attachment In Out-of-Home Care) throughout Washington for foster/adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, DCYF staff and private agency staff. Additionally, Scott facilitates "Thurston Youth Alive", Thurston County's Child/Adolescent Suicide Prevention committee.