Naomi Haines Griffith

Naomi Haines Griffith is a national speaker and consultant on child welfare issues, speaking at conferences throughout the United States and Canada. A well-known storyteller and family systems specialist, she uses humor and her own experiences to challenge and inspire audiences in business, education, juvenile justice, mental health, child abuse prevention, and family violence systems.

Griffith is a true Southerner, having grown up in Alabama and Mississippi. She holds a BS from the University of North Alabama, an MA from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama.

She worked in the North Carolina and Alabama child welfare systems and became Executive Director of PACT, a pioneer child abuse prevention agency she helped to found. She has also served on the State Board of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Griffith is a former board member for the Alabama Children's Trust Fund and has worked as a consultant to and trainer for Prevent Child Abuse America. She is the President of Red Clay & Vinegar LLP.

It has been noted that: “Naomi weaves her common sense pragmatism and 30 years experience working with children and families into inspirational and heart-warming stories that motivate her audiences both personally and professionally.”

She is the author of Red Clay and Vinegar: Looking at Family through the eyes of a Southern Child and the co-author of The Unkindest Cut - The Emotional Maltreatment of Children.