Staff Highlight: Adriana Katzbeck
Adriana is our Foster Care Case Manager and part of Association House's Child Welfare team. She shares how working with peers who are all educated and part of the LatinX community is her favorite part of her experience. She shares with us who inspired her to work in foster care and her most fulfilling experience as a case manager.
What is your favorite part of your experience with Association House?
My favorite part about working at Association House is being able to work with my peers who are all educated and part of the LatinX community. I feel proud and included and I'm so thankful to be working next to such amazing individuals.
What is your favorite part of your experience with Child Welfare?
My favorite part of working in Child Welfare is being given the opportunity to help our minor's and families feel taken care of and supported during their involvement with DCFS. It's a difficult time for the individuals involved and that is when support is needed most.
Who influenced your desire to work in foster care?
My brother-in-law and therapist influenced to me to explore social work. They all had their degrees in social work and/or psychology and both suggested social work because in encompasses so many different realms. They were right, since joining the field I have had the privilege of closely working with therapists, addiction counselors, attorneys, and judges.
What has been your most fulfilling experience as a case manager?
My most fulfilling experience as a case manager was working on an adoption for two minors who had an active DCFS case for as long as they could remember. Visit after visit they would express how they just "didn't want to be a part of the system" anymore. Although I'd end up missing our visits, I was ecstatic they no longer had to be a part of something they so desperately wanted to be free of.