Libby Ralston, Ph.D.

Co-Founding Director


Elizabeth “Libby” Ralston, Ph.D. was the founding director of the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center located in Charleston, SC until 2012 and now serves as the Director Emeritus.

Dr. Ralston served on the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Board of Directors, on the NCA mental health standard revision committee, serves as an NCA Grant reviewer, the NCA Mental Health Implementation committee, and participated in the partnership between NCA and NCTSN to develop the CAC Director’s Guide to Mental Health services.

Libby currently serves as a training and curriculum development consultant on the NIMH Family Navigator (E3) grant, a partnership between NCA and the University of Oklahoma. She also serves as a trainer and curriculum development consultant for the 2022 NCA ED/CEO Mental Health Training Academy.  In addition, Libby is a faculty member of Project BEST, is on the South Carolina Foster Care Health Advisory Committee, and is the immediate past Chair of the South Carolina Children’s Justice Act Task Force.