Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
I have worked for more than 25 years as a licensed social worker in the great state of South Carolina. The bulk of my career has been focused on work with children and families during times of significant change including times of separation and divorce as well as adding children to families through adoption. This experience includes helping families identify positive parenting behaviors that facilitate co-parenting as well as providing education to help parents better understand the implications of change (both positive and negative) in a child's life. In addition, my work has included assessment of a family's behavioral infrastructure, parenting style, and decision making as it relates to their children, while providing the child a voice to be considered during times of change, separation, and divorce.
Professional ActivitiesYork County GALs 2013 - Present
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, Bachelor of Social Work 1989
I engage in ongoing professional education on an annual basis to maintain my South Carolina Social Worker licensure, certification as an Adoption Investigator, as well as my certification as Guardian ad Litem. This averages 36 hours of annually training and does not include efforts to remain current and knowledgeable in research and other data impacting my areas of practice.