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Review for Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County, Inc., Concord, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

To the CAPC, my name is Christian Hutchings and I have worked with your Parent Partners and the Early Intervention Outreach Specialists and my opinion is that Children and Family Services would incomplete (lost) without the benefit of these services.
I have worked with CFS for the past 15 years and have found each of the respective positions very helpful to me in my work. I have had situations when I am in the home of a client and cannot tell whether or not the client is tired, experiencing a low mood or under the influence of a controlled substance. With the EIOS present that question has always been quickly answered.
The EIOS' that function in Contra Costa County go above and beyond their normal scope sometimes to help children and families i.e. volunteering to speak to parents 24/7 if they need extra attention and volunteering to meet with them whenever they feel they need help.
The Parent Partners are such an important part of our work at CFS as they are able to incorporate their own life's experiences which act as identifiers for the client (i.e. someone they can relate too). The Parent Partners also have gone the extra mile with the clients, availing themselves whenever there is a need.
Sunita, Mercedes, Vinny and Dave are the ones I've worked with the most and I will say with confidence that they are all so AWESOME and do their work with a lot of passion and dedication. Credit also goes to Judy Knittle for picking such a great team for us to work with...
It would be a complete injustice to our families and our community if these individual's were not around to lend us their expertise.

Christian Hutchings
Social Casework Specialist II
TDM Facilitator

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