15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
ACYF Commissioner's Award Book
Family Services Division
Gyla Dziobek, a Social Worker Investigator for the Newport District Office for the past six years, is superb at her job. She engages the most challenging perpetrators and victims, creating an atmosphere of support and trust that allows victims the safety often required to disclose abuse. A highly skilled investigator, Ms. Dziobek can quickly and accurately assess situations and make appropriate referrals. She works closely with other community service providers and makes teaming and collaboration a cornerstone of her daily interactions.
Ms. Dziobek allocates a large portion of her time to community prevention and intervention services for children who are at risk of coming into custody and families who are struggling to maintain their children in a safe and nurturing home. She serves as an active member and leader of the Newport Resource Team that prioritizes family-based services to those community members who require home-based skills sets to achieve success. The prevention and intervention activities that Ms. Dziobek promotes in her day-to-day job reflect strongly her commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children and families in the Newport area.
A phenomenal member of the Newport team, her enthusiasm, sense of humor, and warm disposition make it a joy to work with Gyla Dziobek. An investigator who treats clients and colleagues with the utmost respect, she, consequently, receives the same in return. Ms. Dziobek strives tirelessly on behalf of the children and families she serves to achieve the positive outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being.