Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hillside Children’s Center appointee will coordinate adoption services in Western New York

Hillside Children’s Center, an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, has appointed Jacquie Morrison to the position of adoption services coordinator—Western Region.

In this role, Morrison, of Penfield, NY, will be responsible for expanding Hillside’s adoption services––infant, international, and waiting child adoption, and pregnancy counseling services into Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Niagara, Steuben, Orleans, and Wyoming counties.

In addition, Morrison will be responsible for the quality of services provided to youth and families served through the TANF and Erie County Adoption Resource Center Post Adoption grants.

“Jacquie is an energetic and enthusiastic individual who, because of her knowledge and understanding of issues unique to adoptive families and children who have been in foster care, will be committed to providing the support these families need,” says Lisa Maynard, Hillside Children’s Center Adoption Services director.

Prior to her appointment, Morrison served Hillside Children’s Center as an adoption social worker and was also the clinical mentor for the Adoption Support and Preservation Program.

Morrison earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1993 from Michigan’s Calvin College and a Master of Social Work degree in 1996 from the State University of New York at Buffalo .She also holds a post-graduate certificate in adoption therapy from the Hunter College School of Social Work.

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