Lydia Diaz Tenorio
Lydia Diaz Tenorio has served in the Department of Public Health and Social Services at the Bureau of Social Services Administration for eighteen years. She is currently the Human Services Administrator for the bureau, which administers the various child welfare services for the entire community of Guam. These services include child protective services, case management, permanency planning, adoption services, home studies for adoption and custody cases, licensing of child care centers, certification of family foster homes, foster care services, family preservation, and support services. The bureau also provides contractual services for the Emergency Homeless Shelter; for Alee Shelter I, which serves abused spouses and their children; and Alee Shelter II, which provides emergency care placement for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
Ms. Tenorio has served on a variety of work groups, task forces, and committees to plan, develop, implement, and coordinate needed services for children and families. She has established liaisons with mayors in the villages, the media, and private organizations in order to promote community outreach in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Ms. Tenorio participants on a number of boards and committees that serve children and families, including the Family Violence Task Force, Navy Family Advocacy committee, Air Force Family Advocacy, Case Review, Healing Hearts Steering Committee, and Inter-Agency Case Review Committee. She is also a council member for Systems of Care, which is currently developing a plan to serve emotionally disturbed children and their families.