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Darla L. Henry

Developer of the 3-5-7 Model®
President: Darla L Henry & Associates, Inc.

Darla L. Henry is a Social Worker, Trainer, Teacher and Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in the Child Welfare field. With a mission to build a path toward healing and well-being for children, youth and families in the child welfare system, Darla established and authored the 3-5-7 Model®. Darla’s doctoral research, which focused on resilience in maltreated children (Child Welfare, 1999) provides a foundation for understanding the life experiences of children, youth and families who are engaged in child welfare services. Additional experiences in special needs adoption, group homes, foster care, private clinical practice and teaching in schools of social work, have all contributed to the basis of her work, philosophies and practices.

Stephanie Hodge Wolfe

Program Director: Certified Trainer and Coach


Stephanie Hodge Wolfe is a Licensed Social Worker who has been involved in child welfare practice in both the public and private sector for the past 20 years. Her work has focused on permanency service delivery in foster care, adoption and post-adoption areas of practice. Steph began working as an associate with Darla L. Henry and Associates in 2010, with an emphasis on training and program development. In addition to her role in supporting the implementation of the 3-5-7 Model®, Steph is a Site Consultant with the National Quality Improvement Center on Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation. Steph has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh.

Sharon Norrington

Program Support – Liaison for Ontario Province

Sharon Norrington has over 37 years of experience in the field of social work. She has a strong passion for children and families resulting in a 33-year career in child welfare focusing on foster care; adoption; kinship and youth. Sharon began working for Darla L. Henry & Associates in 2015- Program Support-Liaison for the Province of Ontario. In addition; she has delivered a variety of training programs to caregivers and child welfare professionals including the delivery of specialized the 3-5-7 Model® caregiver training. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts(Sociology); Bachelor of Social Work and Masterof Social Work from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario.


Elise Gordon

Administrative Assistant

Elise Gordon has over 18 years of experience as an administrative assistant, customer service representative, & office manager. She works with small businesses helping to create and implement, organized systems and efficient methods of operations. She graduated from University of Maryland with a major in Family Studies and is excited to work with Darla L. Henry & Associates. Utilizing her strengths, she will continue to provide administrative support to this team of consultants!


Mission Statement

We support professional staff in the process of empowering children, youth, and families to grieve losses and build and rebuild relationships.

Vision Statement

Children, youth, and families experience healing within their relationships.

Values/Core Beliefs

  • Each individual grows, heals, and develops a sense of self in their relationships.
  • Healing is a personal and relational process honoring the individual.
  • Each individual gives meaning and definition to their own relationships.
  • Authentic information sharing, active listening, and being present during the pain are essential components of supporting a healing journey.
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to engage in crucial conversations are essential for those supporting children, youth, and families through their healing journey.