Eric Anderson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Washington State Children and Family Services

Eric Anderson is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.  He has served as a social worker in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, inpatient, residential treatment, daycare facilities and teen boy group homes, and state child welfare.  For the past 19 years, he also has private counseling practice in Vancouver, WA. 


Eric has had the privilege of living and working in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years.  He was born and raised in the PNW but also spent 10 years in the Southern California area completing his college education and beginning his career as a social worker. 


He has been  working for the Division of Children and Family Services, Children’s Administration for the past 17 years serving as the Missing from Care Locator for the past 5 years. His role as the MFC is on the recovery, stabilization and prevention of missing and endangered WA State foster care dependent youth. He works in collaboration with local, state and national partners. Some of these organizations include: schools, law enforcement, juvenile justice system, JRA, FBI, victim advocacy, YWCA, media (NWCAVE), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Shared Hope International, and other direct service partners in the effort to combat sex trafficking. 


Anderson serves as a member of the Clark County Human Trafficking Task Force., is a member of the Clark County Multi-Disciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking.  In 2015 and again in 2017 Eric had the honor of presenting as a panel guest speaker along with various local community partners at the No More Summit hosted by the NWCAVE. Also, in 2015 I Eric participated in Operation Cross Country which focuses on the recovery of child victims of sex trafficking.


Anderson is also a Certified Human Trafficking Victims Advocate and in the summer of 2016 became the first male to join the leardership council at NWCAVE where Eric serves s Director of the Missing Children's Division.


When not working he enjoys spending time with my teenage children, family and friends.  He enjoy running, golfing, concerts, BBQ’s and hiking.   


Education:

Masters of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (1996);

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA. (1993).


Volunteer:

Heart 4 Cabo – Los Cabos, Mexico