DIRT GROUP was created by Kenneth S. (Kenny) Turck, MSW, LICSW who was the 2010 NASW (MN) Paul & Sheila Wellstone Social Justice Award Recipient and is the Chief Creative Officer, Founder, and Co-Owner of Crow River Family Services, LLC (CRFS), a mental health agency based in St. Cloud, Minnesota with offices in Hutchinson, Litchfield, New Hope (metro), and Willmar Minnesota as well.
Kenny earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University where he has served as a member of the BSW program’s Adjunct faculty. He is a professional speaker and trainer and has been speaking on suicide awareness and prevention since 1984. Kenny has been working in the Children’s Mental Health/Human Services field for 30 years and is a highly sought after mental health practitioner providing both outpatient and community-based mental health services to individuals, groups and families. Kenny has been a consistent presenter at both the Minnesota Social Services Association (MSSA) and the Minnesota Children’s Mental Health Association (MACMH) State Conferences and has delivered keynotes at the Central Minnesota School Counselor’s State Conference and the Minnesota Corrections Association State Conference.
Kenny has been invited to present on the DIRT GROUP Paradigm at the 2019 Annual International Symposium for the International Association for Social Work with Groups this June in New York City at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work as well as the National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis.