Caracoza Plans to Expand Early Childhood Developmental Programs
Hollywood, Calif., July 16, 2012 â€“ Hollygrove, an agency of EMQ FamiliesFirst http://www.hollygrove.org today announced that it has promoted Shawn Caracoza, LCSW to the position of regional executive director. Shawn has been with the agency since 2007 and has served as clinical program manager and clinical director.Â In that time, he created and implemented the agencyâ€™s noted Full Service Partnership (FSP) program, and has served as the head of clinical services for the Hollywood and Lynwood offices.Â Hollygrove has served the children of greater Los Angeles for more than 100 years.Â EMQ FamiliesFirst is Californiaâ€™s largest childrenâ€™s social services agency.
Â â€śI want to make our 0-5 programs for our communityâ€™s youngest kids state-of-the-art and expand them to include multiple evidence-based practices, occupational therapy, speech and language help,â€ť said Shawn.Â â€śI also want to bolster our mental health programs in the schools and special education area.â€ť
â€śShawnâ€™s collaborative leadership style, passion for the agencyâ€™s vision and mission, and his unwavering commitment to the staff are just a few of his qualities that brought us to this decision,â€ť said Craig Wolfe, vice president of clinical operations at EMQ FamiliesFirst.
Shawn holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Drake University.Â Shawn is a resident of Huntington Beach, CA.
Hollygrove now serves more kids than ever before in its 100-year history in Hollywood.Â Hollygrove is an agency of EMQ FamiliesFirst, the largest childrenâ€™s services provider in the western United States.Â The agency is recognized for innovative mental health treatment and social services that help families recover from trauma, abuse and addiction, and rebuild their lives.Â Hollygrove fights for sustainable change and advocates for improvements in the local, state and federal systems that serve children in need.Â For more information, please visit http://www.hollygrove.org