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 
  • Louise Murray, DSW - Morristown, NJ 
  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman, MSW, EdD  -  Grantham, NH  

Alternatives

  • Gladys Noll Alvarez, LISW, IMH-E ® -Des Moines, IA
  • Christina (Tina) Paddock, MSW, LCSW -Los Angeles, CA
  • Darcy James Andres, MSW LMSW - Cedar Rapids, IA


As child welfare professionals work with children and families from various cultures, it is important they learn and use racially and ethnically sensitive practices.  Child Welfare Section Connection