When you start a career in social work, you may not realize that writing is an integral part of this career. It is just about helping people, right? Actually, much of social work is documenting client successes and struggles, evaluating progress, and assessing families. These skills transfer very well to bringing these stories to the community. As a part of the development team at CFS, I have brought to life stories of our clients, our successes, and have also written grants to help fund our work.
Brown Bag Campaign stories
I am responsible for running this campaign each year for Child and Family Services of NW MI. Local newspapers across northern Michigan feature stories about our foster and adoptive families and insert a bag mailer for donations. This year the campaign raised over $34,000. Two stories that I wrote are listed here:
Families First Magazine
I have written several articles for local publications, including this article, "Love Extended through Adoption" in the October/November 2020 issue Families First Magazine.
Another version can be found on the CFS blog here.