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Frances Williams-Crawford, LCSW-C

Since 2012, Frances Williams-Crawford, LCSW-C has been a training specialist at the University of Maryland’s Child Welfare Academy.  Her areas of specialty are CPS investigations, Forensic Interviewing, Sexual Abuse, Trauma Informed Casework and Ethics.  Before that, she worked in the Maryland Department of Social Services for 16 years.  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 is also faculty for the Child First/Finding Words Initiative since 2007.  This program teaches Maryland’s prosecutors, law enforcement and forensic interviewers the best practice techniques in interviewing alleged child sexual abuse victims. Mrs. Williams-Crawford was adjunct faculty at Salisbury University from 2007 to 2013, teaching courses for Interviewing and Social Work Theory.