After graduating with a bachelor’s of science from Eastern Canada’s Acadia University, Kim Parker began a 30-year career working with youth in Montreal. When Aggression Replacement Training was first introduced at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, Kim became involved immediately. She began work with Family TIES groups at their inception and was instrumental in the creation of an agency-wide ART implementation plan. As the ART programming specialist, Kim provides support for ART through program development, facilitation, training, and coaching. In addition she has been responsible for the collection of evaluation data. At the elementary school level, she has developed a conflict resolution program that incorporates Skillstreaming into other established programs. Kim acts frequently as a consultant and trainer on numerous Prepare Curriculum elements and Family TIES internationally. Along with Robert Calame, Kim has had numerous articles published on Family TIES. In 2007, Kim was honored as Youth Care Worker of the Year by the Quebec Association of Educators. In 2008, Kim was recipient of the Ruth and Manny Batshaw Award of Excellence for her significant contributions in the field of child and youth care.