Kristin Malin

Learn more about Kristin Malin, the Southwest Regional Trainer for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy.

Kristin has spent the last 16 years in the world of child protection. After starting as a front line child protection worker, she transitioned to lead social worker and spent the last seven years as a child protection supervisor in a joint powers agency. She also had the opportunity to facilitate Family Group Decision making, was a forensic interviewer and the SSIS Coordinator for several years. Kristin moved to the Marshall area for college, ended up loving it and has been there ever since. Kristin is excited to support Southwest Minnesota's workers and to help them be prepared to meet the needs of the families they serve.

  1. In your own words, please tell us what you will be doing in your new role. I will be providing Foundations and other relevant training for workers in the SW Minnesota area.
  2. What do you enjoy most about your work? Teaching workers new tools and skills to take into the field in hopes that everyone involved feels confident while working towards a resolution.
  3. What do you like to do outside of work? I love the Great British Bake Off and I make a mean almond galette! I am a huge fan of the MN Wild and try to make it to at least two games a year. I like trying new experiences: dining, traveling, escape rooms, mystery boxes and random roadside attractions.