Washington County organizations looking to change how they serve children


Several Washington County organizations hosted a Child Welfare Workshop Tuesday to change the way the community serves our children.

The workshop covered 14 different topics, including childhood chronic stress, assisting families raising a relative’s child, coping with community violence and fostering inclusive environments for LGTBQ youth. Department of Social Services Director Michael Piercy said that every child in the community should be considered as one of your own.

“The children in our community are our neighbors, they’re our children,” said Piercy. “When we know what to do for them and build the capacity of the parents around us, we’re all a stronger community. This is an opportunity to do more for children, and also learn how to strengthen ourselves so that we’re available to give those needed services.”

Those who attended the workshop will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion for 5 educational units in Maryland social work, psychologists, counselors and many others.

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