“The New ACR Process with a focus on Quality” will provide attendees with updates to the changes within IDCFS Administrative Case Review Process. Focusing on identified priority areas:
• Case worker contacts
• Clinical supervision
• Child and family team meetings
Participants can expect to acquire education on revised process and CASA’s role within the review process. Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue and ask questions of presenter Alisha Hodge, MSW, LCSW IL DCFS Administrative Case Review. Participants are encouraged to review previously provided ACR training “Understanding the Parameters of ACRs with DCFS”, in order to have a basic foundation of Administrative Case Review prior to attending this training. The recording is on the Illinois CASA website.
Alisha Hodge, MSW, LCSW is currently serving with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) as a Central Region Administrative Case Reviewer. Alisha earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Knox College, Galesburg, IL in Psychology and Black Studies. Alisha went on to earn a Master of Social Work from The University of Iowa School of Social Work. Alisha completed the licensure process to become licensed clinical social worker in Illinois in 2019. Alisha continues her professional development through ongoing continuing education and credentialing including 2021 Culturally Competent Disaster Mental Health Counseling. Alisha has over twenty years of social work experience beginning her career in the private sector, then transitioning to IDCFS in 1999. Alisha has served in a number of capacities within IDCFS, including Advanced Standing Child Welfare Service Worker, Advanced Standing Child Protection Investigator, Placement and Intact Public Service Administrator, and Peoria/Pekin Area Administrator.