Lara Vanderhoof


  • DSW, Capella University
  • MSW, Roberts Wesleyan College
  • BSW, Roberts Wesleyan College

Professional Background

  • Assistant Director for Family and Community Services, USD418 Early Childhood Program
  • Kinship Specialists, Reintegration Area Director, Reintegration, St. Francis Community Services, Supervisor
  • Preventive Supervisor, Sexual Abuse Treatment Social Worker, Foster Care Social Worker, Catholic Family Center
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Work, Roberts Wesleyan College


  • LMSW (KS)
  • LCSW-R (NY)

Courses Taught

  • Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice 1
  • Social Work Practice 2
  • Helping Relationships
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Welfare Policy and Program Development, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Social Work Group Treatment, Roberts Wesleyan College


  • Vanderhoof, L. A. (2015). An examination of strategies to bring awareness to human trafficking in one’s community (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University).


  • Vanderhoof, L. (2017, June). “Self-Care Strategies” 2017 Region VII Head Start Leadership Conference [workshop].
  • Vanderhoof, L. 2015, June).
    “Human Trafficking 101” 2015 Region VII Head Start Leadership Conference [workshop].


  • Conflict Mediator, Facilitator – McPherson Offender Victim Ministries, McPherson, KS
  • Co-Founder, Leader Set Free, anti-human trafficking faith-based organization, McPherson, KS
  • Board Member, United Way – McPherson, KS


  • Peer Reviewer for Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping.