Daniel Wilson, LCSW-C, ACSW, recently began his fourth decade in the area of child protection, having worked as a caseworker, supervisor, intake specialist, and administrator at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS).
In addition to his responsibilities in the Intake and Assessment Division, Mr. Wilson has coordinated the agency's Addicted Newborn Project for the past four years. This highly successful initiative provides intensive services to mothers delivering drug-exposed babies, offering substance abuse treatment for mothers and expedited permanency for their infants.
For the past eight years, Mr. Wilson has served as a member of the Medical Examiner's Office Child Fatality Review Committee at both the city and State levels. He also served as a member of the task force that developed the current protocol used by Maryland officials to review child deaths due to maltreatment. In addition, during the past two years, Mr. Wilson has served as a member of the Baltimore City Fetal and Infant Modality Review Committee and the Child Protection Multi-Disciplinary Team at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
For a number of years, Mr. Wilson was an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, offering field instruction to more than twenty graduate students there and at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has also facilitated the BCDSS's participation in several research projects with the University of Maryland Hospital and the School of Social Work. He is currently leading efforts to implement a Federal substance abuse waiver research project. This project will offer a unique team approach in delivering integrated child welfare and substance abuse services in a gender-specific model to mothers in the historic East Baltimore Community.
For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Wilson has volunteered for such groups as the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, and the Boy Scouts, as well as numerous leadership positions in neighborhood and civic improvement groups. He is a long-time member of the Maryland Chapter of NASW, where he served as a member of the Children and Youth Task Force. During his years of child protection advocacy, Mr. Wilson has also been employed by the Johns Hopkins Hospital, North Arundel Hospital, and the Family Recovery Center in Baltimore, Maryland.