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 Hutchinson, Minnesota with offices in Litchfield, New Hope (metro), St. Cloud, 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 is 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.