I have known and worked with Patricia Brady for more than 20 plus years. Patricia is compassionate, clinically adept, fair and reasonable, thorough, and willing to go the extra length to help her clients. She has stepped outside the box to help families.
Patricia Brady comes to the field of child welfare with unique experiences and a valuable background. She has been on the front lines as a DCF social worker and supervisor. She has filled many important capacities in both the Probate & Family Courts and the Juvenile Courts of the Commonwealth of MA.
Judges have relied heavily upon Patricia’s credible testimony and her well crafted written reports due to her many years of clinical experience dealing with families in crisis. This has earned her the respect and well deserved reputation.
- Kevin Patrick Seaver, Esq. August 2016
I went to Patricia due to an open case involved with DCF (Department of Children and Families). Due to the large variation in the degree of conscientiousness and work ethics of their social workers, the ultimate goal of DCF to protect children and families is not always guaranteed and it is not uncommonly found that conclusions reached by their social workers, though being approved by their supervisors, are untenable. Nevertheless, in order to protect your legal rights against a false allegation, it is often the case that you will need a professional and experienced expert to independently assess your case and submit his/her clinical findings as evidence. For this, I highly recommend Patricia, as she is very knowledgeable and experienced with issues involving DCF, and is very reasonable and fair throughout the process.
In my experience, her investigation is much more thorough and clinically sound than the one performed by the DCF social worker.
- Mr. Zhang June of 2016
Dear Pat, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with the students in my class about your work and experiences as a Guardian Ad Litem!
Following your presentation, the students were assigned the task of writing a reflection paper. Through their writing, it was evident that this area of practice had been unfamiliar to them and that the new information they had acquired now expanded the possibilities regarding their own professional practice in the future. One student shared an interest in working with children who have become involved in foster care systems ...something I only came to learn about this student because of the discussion we had with you in our class. This student indicated that GAL work appeals to her "because it gives professionals a chance to become an advocate for a child who may not otherwise have someone to advocate on their behalf." Another student, noting the clear challenges associated with GAL work, wrote the following: "Mrs. Brady's calm demeanor while recalling some of these events is something I admire about her and something I wish to cultivate in myself."
I am truly grateful to you for sharing your expertise and your stories with the students...and with me. I know it was no easy task to make your way to Leicester...please know that your contribution to our class was clearly beneficial.
Enclosed is a small honorarium as an expression of gratitude. Thank you again for your sharing your time and knowledge with all of us. All the best,
- Beth Greenberg, Ph.D. April 2017
Program Coordinator, M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Associate Professor of Psychology
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