Valerie Madsen, MS, CTRS 
Certified Recreational Therapist.

Val Madsen, MS, CTRS is a certified Recreational Therapist. She has more than 15 years of experience working in community respite care programs with both children and adults with a variety of disabilities and mental health needs. Val provides therapy and consultation to individuals and family members as an independent contractor with Imagine a Child’s Capacity.

Val is also the Training and Development Specialist at Respite Care Association of WI. She has developed an online training program for direct care respite workers that is endorsed by the Dept of Human Services Children’s Long-Term Care Programs. She is working on expanding training opportunities that will include working with children with challenging behaviors and working with individuals safely in the community.