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May 1st, 2017 Newsletter
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Featured
Effective Family Engagement
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Engaging and partnering with families involved in child welfare is the foundation of good casework practice, and it can benefit children and families in many ways. This article discusses how professionals can meaningfully engage families and specific strategies for family engagement.

Read the article here
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Events
9/21 Baby Buggy Walk in the Park
9/26 Mental Health First Aid
9/27 First Aid /Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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list of upcoming events
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Training
9/21 Baby Buggy Walk in the Park
9/26 Mental Health First Aid
9/27 First Aid /Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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Wellness Tips

How to Tell If You've Spent Too Much time in the Heat

Your body always wants to be as close to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and usually, it does a pretty good job at regulating its own temperature. On a hot, humid day, though? Not so much.

Learn the early signs of
heat illness
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Shout out
to Valerie Gainey
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This week's shout out goes to AFCS Caseworker, Valerie Gainey. Mrs. Gainey has been with BCDSS for nearly 30 years. She is highly regarded among her clients and colleagues for her dedication to the people she serves. Supervisor Wala-Neh Labala said of Mrs. Gainey "I have had the pleasure of supervising Mrs. Gainey and have been touched by the great compassion and love that she has for her clients." "Her youth have a great level of respect for her and a strong rapport with her." Thank you Mrs. Gainey for your dedication and service to the children and families of Baltimore City!

 
 
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