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Frances Williams-Crawford, LCSW-C

Since 2012, Frances Williams-Crawford, LCSW-C, has been a senior training specialist at the University of Maryland’s Child Welfare Academy.  Her areas of specialty are CPS investigations, supervision, effective engagement and interviewing, sexual abuse, trauma responsive casework, and ethics. Before that, she worked in the Maryland Department of Social Services for 16 years. There, she was a supervisor of Child Protective Services for 11 years. Before that she was a caseworker in CPS investigations, Families Now, and family preservation services. In addition to her work at DSS, she was faculty for the Child First/Finding Words Initiative from 2007 to 2020. This program teaches Maryland’s prosecutors, law enforcement, and forensic interviewers the best practice techniques in interviewing alleged child sexual abuse victims. In addition, Mrs. Williams-Crawford was an adjunct faculty at Salisbury University from 2007 to 2013, teaching courses for Interviewing and Social Work Theory. She also has provided Ethics and Supervision training for Continuing Professional Education Department of University of Maryland Social of Social Work since 2016. Ms. Williams-Crawford has also worked part-time as a psychotherapist at a local clinic on the Eastern Shore since 2019.