The time is always right for social work. This is especially true as our nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, economic inequality, mental health struggles, and other crises. When society is stretched by current events, the need for our services increases! And social workers are on the front lines, helping people overcome these challenges.
At Crittenton, our social workers connect with clients each day in various programs, helping them to heal from trauma and reach their full potential. Our social work team, like all of our staff, come to work each day focused on the best interest of our clients. They are adaptable, compassionate, culturally responsive, and committed – no matter what challenges they face.
On any given day, one of our staff will be called in to respond to an emergency situation with a youth facing a mental health crisis. Another will be asked to equip one of our resource parents to respond to the emotional needs of a fostered child placed in their home. Additionally, one social worker will serve as coach, referee and cheerleader to a young adult working to transition from foster care to independent living. Yet another will welcome a child into our shelter, working to help them understand reasons behind their placement and understand what comes next.
As we celebrate Social Work month in March, Crittenton staff are committed to their work of supporting the individual needs of the clients we serve. Every day, these professionals enter into the often-chaotic world of our clients and walk beside them, helping them make sense of the trauma they’ve experienced and guiding them to find their way towards healing.
We are thankful for each of them, proud of their results, and so lucky to have them on our team.
Mr. Greg Eubanks, CEO, of Crittenton Services, has more than 25 years of experience in the child welfare and mental health fields as both a senior operating director and organizational leader for various nonprofits. He began his career in 1994 at a large multi-agency nonprofit headquartered in Texas where he continued to progress as Area Vice President. In 2014, he became President and CEO of a Seattle-based adoption agency until his most recent career appointment prior to Crittenton Services. Mr. Eubanks comes with a wealth of expertise in family preservation, community-based programs, strategic planning, program development, and performance management. In addition, he also holds a Master’s in Marriage, Family Counseling and Education, is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner, and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is a nonprofit child welfare and behavioral health organization that offers behavioral health care, safe shelter, and individualized support to help people in need heal from trauma and reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966, Crittenton has an experienced and dedicated workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We provide a continuum of care programming effort that includes short-term residential, family preservation, integrated behavioral health, wraparound services, outpatient mental health, school-linked mental health, transitional age youth programming, and foster care services with a service plan area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.