Child Welfare Specialty Practice Section

We are social work professionals that play key roles in child welfare direct practice, supervision, administration, research, training, and program and policy development. Examples of areas of service include: child protective services, family preservation support services, clinical and case management services. 

Child Welfare Section Committee

  • James L. Scherrer, PhD, LCSW - River Forest, IL - Chair
  • Erica I. Barrales, LCSW - Orange, CA 
  • Sharon A. Kollar, MSW - Albany, NY
  • Christina (Tina) Paddock, MSW, LCSW -Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman, MSW, EdD - Grantham, NH


  • Gladys Noll Alvarez, LISW, IMH-E ® - Des Moines, IA
  • Darcy James Andres, MSW LMSW - Cedar Rapids, IA