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Kimberly Hutchcraft, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I worked at a factory for nine years and was a single mother raising two boys on my own. My youngest son is bipolar, and I was dealing with his school every day. Some of the school staff didn’t feel supportive of […]
Susan Radcliff, MSW, LSW, Adoption Supervisor, LCFS Belleville office Why did you get into social work? I got into social work because I wanted to help other families adopt or foster like our family had done. We had five adoption processes, three of which were successful and fostered several children during our adoption journey. […]
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 […]