Supervisor Maria Prieto sends in an exceptional Shout Out to her "Fabulous Four," the Kinship Support Liaisons, for all of the great work they do supporting families and fellow DCS employees.
I would like to give a shout out to Maria Andrade, Jami Baugher, Shari Sanders, and Mark Young. As Kinship Support Liaisons, they visit an average of 75 Kinship families a month, between them. They support the Kinship families by informing them of the resources available through the State and the community, provide them with basic information regarding permanency and licensing. The four "KSLs" also fingerprint the adults in the home as required by policy, and complete a TANF application in the kinship provider's name on behalf of the eligible children placed in their homes and submit the application to FAA for processing. The "KSLs" also support the Child Safety Specialist by reporting back any concerns/requests or questions the family has at the time of their visit and after contacting the family at 30, 60 and 90 day intervals. Following-up with the families alleviates some of the phone calls the kinship families make to the Child Safety Specialist. These Fabulous Four also complete expedited home assessments.
What can I say?...Maria, Jami, Shari, and Mark are an asset to Pima Region. I know; I supervise them!!
Thank you everyone for all you do to support Arizona's families, and each other!