SUPPORT GROUP: Navigating the Holidays – Planning Ahead for the Joys and Challenges of the Season

SUPPORT GROUP: Navigating the Holidays - Planning Ahead for the Joys and Challenges of the Season

Navigating the Holidays
Date Nov 27, 2023
Time 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Register to explore navigating the holidays with families built by adoption, kinship, or foster care!

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For Adult group to be held Monday, November 27, 6-7:30 pm.

Join us for a hour and half group to explore navigating the holidays with families built by adoption, kinship, or foster care. We will offer some guidelines and tips to help support honoring family traditions and to build new traditions to meet the needs of all family members. There will also be opportunities for us to hear from you about what has or has not worked when celebrating holidays. Group will be led by Abby Doff, Sarah Sullivan and Barb Franck of C.A.S.E.


Abigail Doff

Abigail Doff 

MSW Intern

Abigail graduated from McDaniel College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. While at McDaniel, she worked as a direct support professional for more than two years with adults who had intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Additionally, she held an internship position for one year at the Child’s Advocacy Center in Frederick County, Maryland working closely with a multi-disciplinary team to address reports of child maltreatment.

She is currently pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Maryland – Baltimore School of Social Work. Abigail chose to intern at C.A.S.E. because she enjoys working with children and families and hopefully making a difference in their lives.

Sarah Sullivan

Sarah Sullivan

MSW Intern

Sarah is completing her final year of the MSW program at Texas State University. She completed her foundation internship with Communities in Schools of Central Texas where she provided school-based interventions to elementary aged students. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Human Service Studies from Elon University in North Carolina.

Sarah began her career as the Director of Community Outreach and Education for Family Abuse Services of Alamance County before transitioning to child welfare and adoption work in 2015. She worked with biological families towards reunification as a Conservatorship Caseworker and adoptive children and families as an Adoption Preparation Caseworker with Child Protective Services in Texas. Additionally, Sarah served as the Adoption Program Specialist where she managed the adoption and post adoption programs and policy for the state of Texas. During this time, Sarah worked collaboratively with C.A.S.E. to bring NTI to child welfare in Texas. It was this experience that brought Sarah to C.A.S.E. as a clinical intern.

Sarah has two siblings who were adopted as infants.

Barb Franck

Barb Franck, LCSW-C 

Clinical Supervisor & Adoption-Competent Therapist

Barb Franck, LCSW-C, serves clients through teletherapy throughout the states of Virginia and Maryland.She received her undergraduate degree in English and Art History from Florida State University. She earned her Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  Barb has over 20 years’ experience working with youth and families, both as an adoption-competent therapist and as the former Clinical Director of an agency providing wraparound services to families raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She has extensive experience in the field of adoption and specializes in issues of grief and loss, identity, diversity, and transracial adoption. Barb is an adoptive mother of two.