Kansas City - Staff Information

Sheri Hilger, LSCSW, LCSW
Kansas City Coordinator and Clinical Director


Sheri Hilger coordinates services for the Kansas City office in addition to her role as Clinical Director for the corporate system. She began her employment with Social Work p.r.n. in 1994 and over the years has worked in various roles for the company. She enjoys her connections with social workers, clients and community agencies throughout the Kansas City area.

To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Sheri can be reached at 913.648.2984 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Of Interest

 Please Join Us for the 13th Annual Ethics Workshop Series
 
We invite you to join us for this series of events held at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri. This series features three workshops, "Complementing and Co-Existing: Maintaining Ethical Boundaries in Interdisciplinary Settings," "The Ethics Involved in the Involuntary Treatment of Patients," and "What Does an Ethics Committee Do?"
 
Learn more about this series here. We hope to see you there!

Missouri Department of Economic Development awards $1.8 million to Help Missouri’s youth

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approved a total of $1,829,040 to strengthen programs across the state that encourage positive development among Missouri's youth. The Youth Opportunities Program was created to broaden and strengthen opportunities for positive development and participation in community life for youth (21 years old and under), and to discourage youth from engaging in criminal and violent behavior. Learn more here. 
  

KCPD Expands Social Work Program

The KCMO Police Department has recently announced plans to expand the number of social workers assisting officers. Each of the six patrol divisions will now have a social worker on staff to interact with those in need. 


Kansas budget proposal to include $16.5 million increase for child welfare services

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Monday that the administration will seek a $16.5 million funding increase over two years to bolster child welfare services at the Department for Children and Families. Colyer listed several areas where the new funds would be focused, including the hiring of 20 additional child welfare staff; the hiring of investigative staff to help track down missing children; fingerprinting and background checks for foster care providers; improvements to a center where people can report suspected abuse and neglect; and more funding for family-preservation programs that are designed to prevent at-risk children from being taken into foster care.


Social Work Takes More Than A Good Heart

The state of Kansas has recently faced a decline in experienced social workers. This shortage has caused meaningful positions to be filled by those unqualified to make the correct decisions for children in need. Becky Fast, Executive Director of the Kansas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers explains further in this insightful article.  


Clinical Supervision Available

If you are a social worker seeking clinical supervision to obtain your LSCSW or LCSW in Kansas and/or Missouri, feel free to contact Sheri Hilger, Clinical Director/Kansas City Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about our Supervision Program. We currently have openings for both group and individual supervision. 


NASW Issues Amended Code of Ethics

On August 4, 2017, the Delegate Assembly of the National Association of Social Workers approved a number of significant amendments to the NASW Code of Ethics. These changes, the first since 2008, will go into effect January 1, 2018. It is expected that the new Code will be online (www.socialworkers.org) by late October, and print copies can be pre-ordered from NASW Press, available November 1.

The changes to the Code include some of the most significant changes since the 1996 version was approved. Professional social workers need to keep up to date on the changes to the Code, not only to avoid malpractice, but also to promote the highest standards of ethics in their everyday practice.

Get a head start on understanding the changes to the code of ethics by attending a 3-hr workshop- “Ethics for 2017 & Beyond”- on Saturday, December 9, 2017 presented by Grey Endres, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW with Lifeworks Family Treatment Group. Click here for additional details


KU School of Social Welfare Receives Grant From HRSA
 
We are excited to share the news that the KU School of Social Welfare has received a four year grant award from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) to offer an Integrated Health Scholars Program. This program will build upon the existing Behavioral Health Scholars Program and will support efforts to increase the number of social work professionals working in rural communities throughout Kansas. 
 
With this grant, 112 clinical MSW students will receive specialized training in integrated behavioral health practice to better serve those in need throughout the state.