KUDOS for DCS Professionals

My article, THOSE CRAPPY DCS WORKERS, was shared over 10,000 times in the first 24 hours that it was published.   It also gained a lot of heartfelt comments.  This tells me that we have a serious problem on our hands.  We have a multitude of DCS Professionals in the trenches on a daily basis and their job comes with heavy burdens and very few thank yous.

Let’s show our appreciation by giving them a heartfelt THANK YOU!  If you have a DCS Professional to thank, please do so in the comments section below.

CAUTION!  Please do NOT mention any children’s names and as always, we must maintain confidentiality regarding cases.

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81 thoughts on “KUDOS for DCS Professionals

  1. Gregory Watkins says:

    May the Power that is greater than all of us in this Universe give all those “Protective Services Workers”. Perseverance and fortitude as well as strength of conviction to March On . They are the last standard bears ther are the Messengers!!!


    • Dan and Gail Sillaman says:

      I would like to take this moment to say Thank You to Kelly Westfall and Lenore Wells. You ladies have always told me the truth and been there to answer all the all question’s and Lenore thank you for helping Dan and I making our family bigger. This also goes to all other social workers who are the voice for children!!!!!


  2. DSS lawyer says:

    The DSS caseworkers do the hard work of investigation, interviewing and piecing together facts to figure out when kids aren’t safe a at home. It’s not an easy job, and the decision isn’t made lightly. They are well aware of the trauma of removing a child from a parent, even a very marginal parent. Kids love their parents, as they should. There are many layers of oversight before a decision is made. I am grateful to be part of that process and to be able to stand beside them in court when the decision is justified to and reviewed by a judge. And I am grateful that I am not the one visiting a filthy home, or interviewing a drug addicted parent, or a decidedly abused child. I am grateful for the separation the caseworkers don’t have the luxury of. Thank you, from me. Thank you, from the children. Thank you, from the parents in the future when they make changes.


  3. Teresa says:

    Thank you to all the social workers who try to make “their” little ones’ lives better. My daughter is one of you and I often say I do not know how her heart can hold so much…but I’m so thankful that it can. Someone has to be brave and strong enough to stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves.


  4. Aimee Hough says:

    I would like to thank all of my fellow co workers at NFC in Nebraska for all of the hard work they do every single day!
    Being a social workers means…
    You will step into people’s lives.
    And you will make a difference.
    Some will bless you.
    Some will curse you.
    You will see people at their worst~
    and their best.
    You will never cease to be amazed
    at people’s capacity for
    love, courage, and endurance.
    You will see life begin~ and end.
    You will experience resounding triumphs
    and devastating failures.
    You will cry a lot.
    You will laugh a lot.
    You will know what it is to be human
    and to be humane.


  5. Kathi Lewis says:

    My daughter is a Child Protective Worker and everything you say is true! She is such a dedicated worker. Yesterday she took her lunch break at 5:00. I am so proud of her and the work she does. She is my hero.


  6. Bill says:

    My daughter is a Social Worker and works with foster and adoptive care. I am a government employee and I understand frustration from bad interaction with bad government employees (and there are a few) but it’s not fair to generalize all of them based on a few negative interactions. I am proud of my daughter, proud beyond expression. Unlike many, she chose a thankless career with low pay and lots of stress ( I feel the same about teachers). So, I thank all social workers (and teachers) that take the time and make the sacrifice to change one life at a time…I appreciate all that you do….and I wish our politicians would recognize the value in what social workers and teachers do each day…and compensate them appropriately. THabnk you both for everything.


  7. Libby Allen says:

    I’d like to thank my daughter, Sarah Farris, DCS Lead Investigativor for severely abused children. Thank you for fighting like a mama bear for all the kids you have helped. Everything you face in your job was so alien to me. Parents not really caring if you removed their kids or not. Thank you for dealing with all the horrible things that people do to kids. Not many people could stomach that. We took care of your children when ever you got those calls in the middle nite, or whenever. They missed you, but even though they were little, they knew you were out saving kids. They talk about you like your a marvel superhero.
    In my book you are!


  8. Jennifer says:

    We just got a new foster care placement. After doing this for 10 years, like the author, I have seen it all. How nice it was when the caseworker called to set up our 1st home visit then realized it was just before their weekly scheduled visit with mom. She called back offering to take the kids to their visit after, literally giving me an extra 2 hrs. in my day. HOW THOUGHTFUL. There really are awesome kind caseworkers out there. Thank you for all you do for everyone.


  9. Amy K says:

    I would just like to give a big thank you to the Hyde park DCF office . Nadege my worker has helped me so much and brought my baby home ! I wil be forever grateful for her. She helped me get my life together and never sugar coated anything. Told me how it was and what to do in order to get my baby back! Thank you Hyde park DCF Boston Massachusetts


  10. karen says:

    As an intensive care foster parent for over 30 years I can honestly say that 98 percent of workers have bern fantastic! I currently have one that is amazing! Beth I wouldn’t trade you for yhe world!


  11. Linda Malcom says:

    I am so Proud of my daughter who is a DCS caseworker. This Story makes me Salute her.
    Thank you Sunshine. You know who you are!


  12. Hannah Baity says:

    As someone who is passionate about this field and is studying to do this for a career, I can appreciate this post. I want to say thank you to all case workers for the work they do. I search for those good ones and cheer on those who are struggling as role models for my career path. There are inexperienced people looking at you and loving the dedication you give to a very thankless job. Keep going. You are a blessing to our world.


  13. thebeautifulopportunity says:

    So far I have met or worked with 6 social workers as a foster parent. They have all been dedicated, likable, and wonderful people. I am particularly amazed by our current social worker, who offered to “be on call” if we received a call from placement workers and wanted to talk it through with her. She always goes the extra mile!


  14. Fabio says:

    Thank you for speaking the truth..So many people are quick to judge without all the facts or insight to what CPS has to deal with on a daily bases. The redundant paper thats required just adds to the monumental tasks that they have to face. Yes you have those bad apples but the majority of the CPS that I have met and known are truly angels on earth how care and so much for children. God Bless


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