Shalini Schaeffer, M.S.W., LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Shalini Schaeffer has been working with families and children for the past 22 years of her professional tenure. Her heart beats for this work as she swims in and out of different narratives and navigates the ocean of life that is operating all around us. Presently, she is a program director at Good Shepherd Services in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York, and has been there for the past 10 years. The program serves families where caregivers of a child under the age of 18 are provided family counseling free of charge, insurance, or the expectation of identifying whether they are documented citizens. The landscape of social work is inspiring and she is excited to continue her development as a student of the work wherever she has the opportunity to learn. For this she has infinite gratitude.