Education and communication as tools to create potential avenues for building stronger family relationships



Rose with her husband Pete Baker is a biological mother of 1, adoptive mother of 6, grandmother of over 150, as well as foster parents to over 500 youth. To this day they continue to open their hearts and home to foster care.
Rose has been a foster parent since 1982 and has spent decades seeking education, resources, and techniques to assist children, parents, and social services throughout Humboldt County and the state. She specializes in working with some of the most difficult and intense youth.
Rose specializes in working with abuse, neglect, failed placements, and adoptions, and is passionate about creating a love-based approach to healing and restoration for both children and their families. She collaborates with a range of professionals, from educators to government officials, and her life’s work centers around promoting growth, healing, and prosperity for every youth she encounters.

She has partnered with several leaders in the parenting world, including Foster Cline, a psychiatrist, Jim Fay, Co-founder of Love and Logic Institute, and his son, the psychologist Charles Fay, as well as Nancy Thomas, author of When Love is Not Enough, and Bryan Post, author of The Great Behavior Breakdown and From Fear to Love. Every day, Rose actively works to advocate for the well-being of youth.


To educate and open communication within families in need of intervention or assistance during crisis. This education and assistance is provided through our community based programs, referrals to in home mentoring and respite care.
Once the family is stabilized, we believe continued education and training to create positive lifestyle changes is essential to the growth and maintenance of a healthy family.


Parents in Training, Inc.
Founder and Executive Director.

Parents in Training Inc. provides Love and Logic parenting classes and consulting for parents raising difficult children. As a Certified Love and Logic Instructor since 1992, Rose has trained thousands of parents and professionals. Parents in Training Inc. receives referrals from the Humboldt County courts and Child Welfare (CWS)

YouthAbility Inc.,
Founder and Executive Director

This nonprofit provides job training to at-risk youth. Started in 2006, the organization owns and operates YouthAbility Thrift Shop in Arcara Ca. Every year approximately 150 youth, young adults and others are referred to YouthAbility Inc. from Humboldt County programs, Independent Living Skills, Welfare-to-Work, Step-Up, and from Humboldt County courts.

Humboldt County Post Adoptions
In-Home Behavioral Specialist

Humboldt County
Juvenile Justice Commissioner,
since 2007

President of the New Directions of
Humboldt Foster Parent Association,
since 2004-2015

Alcohol and Other Drug Care
Services, Inc.,
Board Member since 2007- 2014

Pacific View Charter School,
Board Member since 2005


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