Andria Goss

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) contracts with Erikson to manage its Early Childhood Unit.

Alumna Andria Goss directs 19 early childhood specialists based at Erikson who work statewide to determine what services are needed to address the developmental concerns of children birth through five who are in the care of or who are being closely monitored by the child welfare system.

Through this project, Erikson administers developmental screenings to children ages birth through three entering the foster care system in Cook County, coordinates assessments statewide, and provides consults, referrals, trainings, and resources to families involved with the child welfare system.