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Stephanie Davingman, CADC, LCSW, LMFT, CCT, Clinical Program Manager Why did you get into social work? I have always felt that the world should be fair and social work really strives to deal with injustice in the world. The importance of family drew me to doing counseling in child welfare, and I am able […]
November is National Adoption Month, and Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) wants to help educate people on the realities of adoption. There are many myths and misconceptions about what adoption looks like in today’s society. CLICK HERE for a helpful resource of five common adoption myths and the realities families should […]
The Council on Accreditation’s 2019 Innovative Practices Award celebrates LCFS’ Regenerations program as an example of successful innovation in the human services field. Sadly, Illinois has struggled with hundreds of older foster youth in correctional and detention centers that are past their release dates, but stay in jail because they have no place to […]
Danny entered foster care at age 3 when he and his siblings were removed from their mother’s care due to abuse. During the next 17 years, Danny bounced around from home to home and even spent time in a residential group facility and psychiatric hospitals. During his teens, Danny spent six and a half […]
Today, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS), the second largest private provider of child welfare services in Illinois, including foster care and adoption, proudly announced that it is being recognized in Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfare — a first-of-its-kind report highlighting more than 70 child welfare agencies across the country that […]