Kira Silk, MSW


Kira earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice in May 2014. Since September 2013, Kira has been placed at Wordsworth as a student intern. Her prior experiences as a foster and kinship care social worker as well as case management experience with teens living at a residential treatment facility, make Kira an ideal candidate for this project. Kira has a passion for understanding the needs of resource parents and has experience conducting qualitative research to document their levels of satisfaction in their roles. For these reasons, Kira is uniquely positioned to lead her fellowship project on strategy development and targeted programming for Wordsworth focused on improving the experiences, training and support of resource parents so they continue to provide safe, stable and caring homes for children in the child welfare system.