Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children's Center appreciates James' contribution
Linda James, the program coordinator for Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children's Center's Skip Generations program, is the National Association of Social Workers New York Chapter- Genesee Valley Division's (NASW) 2007 Public Citizen of the Year.
James was presented with this honor at the NASW's Social Worker of the Year awards dinner held in late March for her efforts to support kinship providers and their children through advocating for policies, services, and programs promoting social justice.
"I would like to thank the NASW for honoring me as the Public Citizen of the Year. It is a privilege to receive an award for doing work that is your passion. To work in a profession that I live is a reward in itself," says James.
Since 1997, James, a Rochester resident and grandparent, has worked in the Skip Generations program at Family Resource Center of Crestwood Children's Center providing grandparents/kinship caregivers with information, education, and support to strengthen their ability to care for their grandchildren.
"We are very fortunate to have Linda among us in our work at Family Resource Centers," says Mary Jo Brach, Family Resource Center of Crestwood Children's Center service director.
About Crestwood Children's Center
Crestwood Children's Center is an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, a family and children services organization that provides child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, and developmental disabilities services across central and western New York. Hillside Family of Agencies is also comprised of affiliates Crestwood Children's Foundation, Hillside Children's Center, Hillside Children's Foundation, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, and Snell Farm Children's Center.