Cary, NC—The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood has announced the hiring of two new staff members, Alison Silver, L.C.S.W., and Lucy Fox, L.C.S.W. Ms. Silver is a full-time therapist in the in-home therapy program, SecurePath, and Ms. Fox is a part-time therapist in the on-site clinic, the Family Guidance Service (FGS).
Alison Silver, L.C.S.W., is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She received a master's degree in clinical social work from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She joined the staff of SecurePath in November 2009 as a therapist. Her previous experience includes working with children and families in schools, outpatient clinics and in a residential program.
Lucy Fox, L.C.S.W. has advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in addition to her training as a social worker. She graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts with a degree in adolescent psychology and later earned her masters degree from Smith College School for Social Work. Ms. Fox has also completed a number of certificate programs with the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas. She was first trained in non-directive play therapy at the Dallas Child Guidance Center in 1996 and has been grateful to work primarily with children ever since.
“I was drawn to the Center because of its outstanding reputation for quality clinical and educational practices,” says Silver. “I was particularly interested in the SecurePath program because it serves a population of children who are often in highest needs and have few resources available to them.”
“We are so pleased to have new staff members who bring a variety of skills, talents, experiences, and passion for working with young children to the Center,” says Don Rosenblitt, executive and clinical director.“ They will help us achieve our mission of providing a healthy emotional start to young children in the Triangle.”
Public mental health programs for children have been facing severe cuts at a time when an increasing number of families are seeking assistance as a result of our declining economy. This means more families are competing for fewer services that are critical to a child’s healthy development. “We are so fortunate that some of the funds raised through the June 2009 Band Together event in support of Lucy Daniels have made it possible for us to hire Ms. Fox,” says Joyce Watkins King, director of development for the Center.
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The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the largest, and most comprehensive nonprofit agency focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle, conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information visit www.lucydanielscenter.org.
Band Together NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders and volunteers from across the Triangle. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has helped raise more than $700,000 for philanthropic organizations through one mission: using music to raise funds and awareness for local charities. Band Together is run entirely by volunteer efforts. For more information, please visit www.bandtogethernc.org or follow the organization on Twitter @BandTogetherNC.