Lauren Conzaman, MSW LSW, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Kutztown University and a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Marywood University. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) since 2000. Lauren has over 20 years experience social services, including public and private child welfare agencies, hospital setting, school systems, services for older adults, community based programming for adults with disabilities and adoption and foster care. Lauren spent most of her career working with children, youth and families. She oversaw foster care programming and foster families at Children and Youth Services for 6 years, worked for a large private social ministry organization for over 14 years in a variety roles, in both direct practice and leadership positions. During this time, she worked in programs related to child welfare, juvenile justice, pregnancy counseling services, outpatient and family-based programming, wilderness based programs, but primarily in Adoption and Foster Care Services.
Lauren also worked in the emergency room of a hospital for a few years as a psychiatric social worker, assessing patients in need of services and providing intake for patients in need of hospitalization. Over the past several years, she worked for a Center for Independent Living (CIL), working with adults with disabilities in home and community based services. Her knowledge and experience in multiple areas will allow her to bring her a lot to the schools in which she works.