Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children proudly announces the appointment of Emily Rouleau, LICSW, to its Director of Adoption and Foster Care Services role.
Emily is a licensed social worker who has dedicated her professional career to working with adopted and foster youth since 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Endicott College in 2010. She later earned her Master of Social Work from Boston College in 2014.
“I have always veered towards helping, wanting to help others. I enjoy problem-solving and getting people the support/answers/guidance they need to improve their lives,” she said.
Her career started as a crisis support worker in Worcester, where she provided support and guidance to families in crisis and referred them to support services. She also served as the Foster Care Program Director for Sevita, serving the communities of Lawrence and Worcester, eventually leading her to the role of a foster parent recruiter. Most recently, she served as the Early Childhood Regional Director for Sevita.
Emily’s passion for working with foster families and youth developed during an impactful internship.
“We had to interview youth who had dealt with different levels of trauma, and I was interviewing this young teenager. I remember thinking what a difference it would have made in her life if somebody had stepped in and positively impacted her. Since then, I have found myself pulled to work with adoption or foster care youth in some capacity,” she said.
In her new role, Emily will provide management and leadership to all aspects of our programs that provide wraparound services for DCF foster parents.
“In this role, I hope to build upon our programs to reach more families, find new ways to provide support, and help make services more available to them,” she said.
She loves exploring local libraries, museums, or play areas when she is not working. However, her most important priority is being a mom.
“Having two young kids, my time outside of work revolves around them at the moment. Most recently, I have become a dance mom,” she said. “We also have an amazing support system, and the kids love spending time with their nana and grandparents.”