Get to Know: Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation Therapist Lizbeth Delgado
Meet Lizbeth Delgado, LCSW, a therapist in our North Center’s Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program!
|Lizbeth Delgado joined the ASAP team four years ago; she provides individual and family therapy to the families we serve, facilitates a weekly parent support group that has been running for several years, organizes various family nights in person and virtually, and runs kids’ groups focused on topics such as sensory needs and celebrating girl power.
Lizbeth is trained as a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and since her training in November 2020 she has applied her training to offering invaluable support to our clinicians and families.
Lizbeth shares, “I appreciate how TBRI has a focus on the importance of exploring adult attachment and how that shapes interactions we have with others. It allows adults to take a step back, acknowledge our own history, create space to start our own healing, if needed, and practice new techniques to connect with children and other adults in our life.” Lizbeth is facilitating the North Center’s first TBRI Caregiver Training this fall!
Lizbeth received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Dominican University in River Forest. Her experiences of working at a kids’ camp, completing internships in hospitals and the juvenile justice field, and working at a group home for children ages 4-12 all add helpful perspective and experience to her current work with the ASAP program.
Lizbeth shares that her previous experiences have helped her “understand how to identify and meet the needs of a child.”
ADOPTION AND GUARDIANSHIP SUPPORT AND PRESERVATION provides home-based intervention to families formed through adoption or subsidized guardianship. Counseling, crisis intervention and 24-hour on-call assistance help address adjustment, grief/loss resolution, attachment, educational and emotional issues. This DCFS-supported program also provides therapeutic respite services, psycho-educational and support groups, workshops, and help securing resources.