Sunshine Arnold has been working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families for over 14 years. She has extensive knowledge in the field of dependency and continues to enjoy working with parents and children to improve family functioning. Sunshine is experienced in the areas of grief, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, mood disorders, parenting, anger management, divorce, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual abuse, trauma recovery, veterans issues, and other areas of mental health. She most recently developed a therapy group aimed at improving the self-esteem of adolescent girls. She has presented throughout the state of Florida training law enforcement, child protective workers, attorneys, social workers, and mental health professionals on trauma, abuse, and neglect. She is a published author on the subject of abuse and trauma.
Sunshine is an active member of both her professional and local communities and currently serves as a member to the following committees and boards: DOH CPT Quality Assurance Team, DOH CPT Forensic Interview Quality Assurance Team, Citrus County Children’s Advocacy Center Board, Vice President of Filter Youth Development, 2013 graduate of Leadership Citrus, Tampa Area Child Abduction Response Team, Circuit 5, 3, and 8 Child Fatality Review Teams, is a trainer through the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, trainer and training coordinator for the Tri-County Human Trafficking Response Team (Sumter, Hernando, and Citrus), is the current President for the Florida chapter of APSAC, and has been qualified as an expert witness in criminal and family court. Sunshine served in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award) during that period of service.