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by Brent Diers, LCSW LCFS Director of Clinical Services Safety is first! While the restrictions related to social distancing can be a great source of anxiety and stress, we must begin by understanding that these are actions each of us is involved in that promote our physical safety. In the hierarchy of human needs, […]
To All Families Served by LCFS, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all those we serve, while maintaining a healthy workplace for our employees. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and following the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers […]
Tamica Hatchett, MSW, Child Welfare Supervisor Why did you get into social work? When I was a child, my siblings and I were youth in care for seven years. Protective custody was taken after my mother disclosed her issues with addiction and we were placed with my maternal grandmother. In those seven years, I […]
Roger Fitzgerald-Jackson, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I got into social work because of the support that my family and I received when I was younger. I wanted to support families like mine that needed assistance. Initially, I had wanted to work in criminal justice. However, due to the […]
Tamara Turner, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I dreamed of being a social worker from a very young age because of my aunt, who I look up to and who has worked for DCFS for more than 25 years. She used to tell me stories of kids whose parents […]