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Wanjiro Gethaiga

Center for Family Representation, Inc.
Social Worker
New York, NY, USA


Wanjiro Gethaiga, LMSW, Co-Director of the Manhattan Practice/Social Work Supervisor, joined CFR in 2004.  She is responsible for the supervision of MSWs/LMSWs and bachelor level graduates as well as parent advocate staff. While at CFR, Ms. Gethaiga has worked in several workgroups alongside other institutional providers to improve visiting for families, parent education, and conferencing.  She directly supervises social work, family advocate and parent advocate staff.  Ms. Gethaiga frequently conducts in-service trainings at CFR on Team Communication, the Role of the Social Worker and Advocacy at Conferences.  Ms. Gethaiga has provided technical assistance to practitioners from Iowa.  In 2011, Ms. Gethaiga and Ms. Fassler, Co Director of the Queens Practice/Litigation Supervisor, co-wrote an article for the ABA Child Law Practice titled “Representing Parents During Child Welfare Investigations: Precourt Advocacy Strategies.   Prior to joining CFR, Ms. Gethaiga worked in California at Casita de San Jose, a group home for young children, for three years, and at Florence Crittenton, a group home for pregnant and parenting young mothers, for one year. In New York, she was a foster care worker at Talbot Perkins Children’s Services for two years where she worked with parents and children who were the subject of child protective and termination proceedings.  Ms. Gethaiga graduated from the New York University School of Social Work and the California State University, Fullerton.
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