Sheila Lundquist, Family Advocate
Sheila Lundquist is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Master of Social Work. Previously, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. She is working on her accreditation with Triple P Parenting program and is a current member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Sheila began as an intern at CFVC, prior to beginning her role as a Family Advocate in 2012. Her previous experience includes child therapist for a core agency in Cherokee County, running her own child care center and volunteering with the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim/Witness Advocate. Sheila enjoys spending time with her boys and traveling.
How did you come to work at CFVC?
I was in intern from KSU, you couldn’t get rid of me!
What has made you remain committed to CFVC since then?
I believe in our mission, I believe in our staff, and I believe in the empowerment of women, all women.
Tell us about yourself – what should our clients and supporters know about you?
I love what I do. That makes a big difference in the kind of work you do and in your attitude.
What has been your favorite memory with CFVC?
I was noting that no one was watering a plant in our bathroom and how dry it always is, Niki informed me that it was a fake plant. Idiot!
Why do you think people should get involved with CFVC?
CFVC is an amazing agency that is making a real difference in our community. Domestic Violence has affected so many families that by getting involved with us you are likely going to help unknowingly, perhaps, someone you know in your life.
What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
My clients are so kind and appreciative of me. Also I see the proof in their strength to move forward and thrive.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment, by far, is being a mother. I have raised 3 amazing children and, though I have made many mistakes, they seem to like me so I did well.
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
I like to think I empower my client to solve their own problems.
What is the biggest challenge you face in your work?
There just is not enough time in my day for all that needs to be done. I have to remind myself to leave things undone so that I can get home to my first priority.
What do you most look forward to in your work?
Breakthroughs…I love when a client has that light bulb go off and the healing begins. I love to see my clients feel empowered enough to go after that job they really want, or to go back to school, or finally get the courage to leave and move forward. That is the best.
Certifications or professional memberships:
List of training you conduct:
Intimate Partner Course
Triple P parenting