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Joyce Nardine, LICSW

Ms. Nardine, MSW, LICSW is the Area Director of the Framingham Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Joyce has been in the social work/child advocacy field for over 35 years; initially, working in inpatient adult and child psychiatry and then, in child protection work. Ms. Nardine had in the past practiced as a psychotherapist and had maintained a clinical practice. For the past 31 years, Ms. Nardine has had experience in all aspects of child protection, including crisis and case management, childhood trauma, adoption work, family resource recruitment and development, permanency planning; clinical supervision, management and administration, and community outreach initiatives. Ms. Nardine has developed and supported a number of family- centered, strength based, child driven alternatives to practice in child welfare. These include Multidisciplinary Assessment Teams, Family Group Conferencing, Strength Based Service Planning, Permanency Planning initiatives, Community Connections, Family Success Partnership and Continuous Quality Improvement, among others. A major theme in Ms. Nardine’s practice is the belief that “all families have strengths”. She is and continues to be committed to bridging the gaps to ensure more seamless transition for young people moving into their adulthood. In her current capacity as Director, she oversees over 100 staff and she manages a large budget servicing children and their families residing in 23 surrounding towns and cities.