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March 7, 2012
Russ Reno, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287
Carrie Hauschild of Omaha named winner of Barbara Scarbrough Trailblazer Award
Lincoln – Children and Family Services Specialist Supervisor Carrie Hauschild of Omaha has been selected the recipient of the Barbara Scarbrough Trailblazer Award, it was announced by Scot Adams, interim director of the Division of Children and Family Services at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
The Trailblazer Award recognizes the DHHS supervisor in the Eastern Service Area who performs outstanding and professional work with families and mentors employees. The award is named for Barbara Scarbrough, a woman who has dedicated her life to improving the lives of children and families, he said.
“Carrie demonstrates solid leadership, flexibility and commitment to staff development,” Adams said. “She is an example of the pride that state workers feel for their profession.”
Hauschild began working for DHHS in April 1999. She has worked in the areas of ongoing case management, adoption case load, and has supervised adoption and adult protective services teams, assisted with the DHHS-CFS Hotline and a variety of other projects.
“Carrie is always dedicated to doing the job correctly and doing it well,” Adams said. “She holds herself and her team to high standards and provides the support her team needs to achieve its goals.”
Scarbrough was a supervisor for the Department until the late 1990s, and her legacy lives on in DHHS. Her commitment and compassion touched lives at every interaction. She came to work every day with the sole intention of making a positive difference in other's lives - both staff and families served. Her motives were selfless, and her integrity untouchable, Adams said.
Scarbrough will travel from Alabama to present the award March 30, where she continues work in the human services field by serving as field liaison/adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Social Work. She works with college students completing internships and practicums in the community. Scarbrough continues to be motivated by seeing the growth of those she works with to help build and improve the quality of human service professionals in her community.