In today's podcast Dr. Aileen McCabe-Maucher interviews deputy child advocate and attorney, Kelly Ensslin about stress management and self-care. Kelly is a Deputy Child Advocate with the Office of the Child Advocate who has worked in the child welfare field for over 15 years. Kelly began her professional career as a social worker, having graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. Following graduate school she worked as a social worker and therapist in private foster care/ adoption agencies in Delaware. In 2004, Kelly began law school at Widener University School of Law. She graduated cum laude in 2008 and began working for an elder law firm while also
volunteering with OCA as a pro bono attorney. In 2010, Mrs. Ensslin obtained her “dream job” as a Deputy Child Advocate with that office. In 2013, the National Association of Counsel for Children awarded Kelly Certification as a Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS). Currently Kelly represents approximately 30 children in foster care while also advocating for policy reform in all areas regarding child welfare, with a focus on mental health and permanency. Kelly participates on many policy workgroups and committees.
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