Frank Kros, MSW, JD

Frank Kros, MSW, JD

Founder and CEO

Frank Kros is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Prior to starting Kros Learning Group in April of 2019, Frank served for 18 years as an officer and executive of the Children’s Guild Alliance, a multi-service children’s organization headquartered in Maryland. He also served the Guild as president of the Transformation Education Institute and Director of the National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN).

Frank is a worldwide speaker. His engaging presentations focus on “Helping you Help Others.” This is accomplished through an understanding of neuroscience and its practical applications to everyday practices involving children, youth, and the adults who parent, counsel, and educate them.

Frank is an award-winning speaker and has presented at numerous national education, social work and human services conferences. Frank has also delivered his workshops to clients in 44 US states and 6 foreign countries.


He is a member of an elite group trained by principal investigator Dr. Robert Anda on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and added the title of “Master ACEs Trainer” to his bio in 2018. 

Awards and Recognitions

In recognition of his presentations on childhood trauma, Frank was the recipient of the 2019 Advocate of the Year Award from the Maryland State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect and Maryland Essentials for Childhood.

Frank was also awarded a Maryland Governor’s Citation for his presentations on suicide and the adolescent brain.



Frank Kros co-authored the books Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children (2005) and The Upside Down Organization: Reinventing Group Care (2008).

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