Family and Children’s Services (FCS) has appointed Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services. Redding brings with her more than 20 years of combined counseling, social work, and case management experience, including a nearly eight-year stint with FCS in multiple roles.
In her new position, Redding will be responsible for the administrative, management, and day-to-day operations of FCS’s trauma and mental health services programs. She will also be tasked with establishing and monitoring clinical services, quality improvement, professional development, productivity targets, and outcomes. Redding will oversee FCS’s regional clinical supervisors as well Access FCS, the agency’s centralized intake system.
“I look forward to rejoining the FCS team, as we work together to provide quality, effective behavioral health services in the communities that we serve,” Redding said. “My hope for the future is to broaden the impact of FCS’s behavioral health programs with the goal of enabling our clients to thrive through comprehensive trauma-informed treatment.”
Since 2009, Redding has been the executive director and owner of Harford Counseling, LLC, a private practice providing outpatient treatment for mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. From 2013-2016 she worked the Harford County Department of Social Services as an out of home care administrator, supervising a staff of more than 30 social workers and providing oversight on the treatment of children being seen for abuse and/or neglect.
Redding began her tenure at FCS in 2005 as a social worker in the agency’s school outreach and advocacy program. In the 2006, she was named FCS’s district director in Harford County, a position she held for nearly six years before being promoted to director of trauma services in July of 2012. In that role, she spearheaded the development and implementation of all trauma services throughout the agency’s six jurisdictions.
“I cannot overstate how thrilled we are to have Jennifer back with FCS and leading our clinical team,” said FCS CEO F.T. Burden. “Jennifer’s diverse experience and robust skillset will allow her to enhance every aspect of our behavioral health services. And, thanks to her extensive knowledge and training within the field, she will undoubtedly function as a tremendous resource for our counseling staff.”
Redding, who comes onboard at FCS July 10, received a bachelor’s in psychology from Randolph-Macon College. She went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. Redding is the proud mother of three energetic children. When she’s not busy cheering for them on the lacrosse field, she enjoys reading and her newfound hobby of running in 5Ks.
About Family and Children’s Services
Family and Children’s Services is a non-profit human services organization based in Baltimore for more than 165 years. The agency provides a broad range of free and low-fee support services to people of all ages through its core of behavioral health services and case management programs. With ten locations in Baltimore and the surrounding counties, FCS serves more than 7,000 individuals and families every year dealing with the challenges sustained in areas such as trauma, domestic violence, mental health, raising families, and caregiving. For more information and a complete list of FCS services and programs, visitfcsmd.org. Follow FCS on Facebook at facebook.com/fcsmd/.