About Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW


Al Killen-Harvey is the co-founder of The Harvey Institute, a training and consultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes through integrating sexual health. For the past 26 years he has worked at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital where he currently serves as a trainer and technical advisor under several grants designed to improve Trauma Informed care in Child Welfare and Mental Health systems across the United States.  A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he has worked for several decades in the field of trauma treatment. He is a past recipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “Unsung Hero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/or neglected. 

Mr. Killen-Harvey is a frequent presenter, nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of topics related to children and adolescents as well as sexual identity and gender identity.  He has served on the board of CAPSAC (California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) and is on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California and The Courthouse Dog’s Foundation. He has served as an expert witness for the United States Army in several same sex sexual assault cases and is currently the co-chairperson of the Sexual Health subcommittee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He also is on the Clinical Advisory Board for the Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.