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Daisy Dorantes, LCSW

Ms. Dorantes graduated from Chapman University in 2006 with a BA in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work and a BA in Spanish. In 2009, she received her Master’s Degree in Social Worker from San Diego State University. In 2015, Ms. Dorantes became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California.

Ms. Dorantes is very dedicated to working in child welfare. She has worked for Orange County Children and Family Services, and other child protection and child welfare community based organizations in Orange County, California. Ms. Dorantes was a recipient of the Title IV-E Public Child Welfare stipend, and began her work with San Diego County Child Welfare as an MSW Intern in 2007. Currently, she is a bilingual Senior Protective Services Worker for San Diego County Child Welfare Services. She has experience with conducting child abuse investigations, providing ongoing safety and risk assessments, and case management services, for children and families that have entered the juvenile dependency system. She also has worked in the placement unit which is responsible for evaluating relatives for placement of dependent children. Ms. Dorantes is also a trained Team Decision Making (TDM) meeting facilitator. She also has experience as a Field Instructor for undergraduate and graduate social work students from San Diego State University.

Ms. Dorantes in currently part of the Pathways to Well-Being unit in Child Welfare Services, and takes on a Care Coordinator role for children and youth who reside in the home, out of home in family like settings, and in congregate care settings. Ms. Dorantes also takes part in assisting with the implementation of the Core Practice Model. She has assisted with the development of trainings for both child welfare and behavioral health providers regarding Pathways to Well-Being and Child and Family Team meeting facilitation, and has trained on these topics as well. She is also a member of the Border Response Team in the Standby Program. Participants of this team respond to the U.S. Port of Entry to assist and assess U.S. citizen children who are accompanying their parents who are seeking asylum.

Ms. Dorantes is also considered a Safety Organized Practice (SOP) Champion for San Diego County Child Welfare Services. She has been able to demonstrate advanced skills in SOP implementation in the areas of direct case management, TDM meeting facilitation, and CFT meeting facilitation. She is also currently an SOP practice coach for Imperial County child welfare staff through the Public Child Welfare Training Academy.

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