Kim Frierson is the current Training Specialist at RHYTTAC, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center. In this role, she assists in coordinating RHYTTAC training opportunities, creating and researching content for trainings, and planning the annual RHYTTAC conference.
Previously, she spent six years as a Residential Case Manager at YMCA Safe Place Services – and RHY/child welfare youth shelter in Louisville, Kentucky. As a case manager, she routinely conducted family mediations, facilitated Family Team Meetings, and provided referral services for youth and their families.
Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2005 and, after serving a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2006, returned to school and earned her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville in 2009. Kim has also worked as a trained sexual health educator, and from 2006-2012 served on staff at the Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, as both a Health Educator and also as Community Relations Coordinator. During her role, Kim was certified in HIV rapid test counseling.
Kim has recently worked as a contract facilitator with the University of Louisville on a Pregnancy Prevention grant funded by the Office of Adolescent Health. She has spent the past six years as a sexual health educator with the university and other local agencies.
Kim currently serves on the Board of Directors of the local HUD Continuum of Care, and has been trained to present several curriculums, including Reducing the Risk, Effective Black Parenting, 24/7 Dad, CYC Foundations Course, Together We Can, and Youth Thrive.