Meet the Dallas Management Team

Leslie Deen, BSW, LCPAA – Regional Director

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Leslie is the Regional Director for the Dallas and Tyler offices at A World For Children.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Howard Payne University and is a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator.  She has worked with children and families in the foster care field for 20 years. She worked with children in a residential treatment care setting for over eight years, has worked with birth families and at risk youth for the STAR program, and has promoted Child Abuse Awareness in schools and communities. Leslie has been with A World For Children since 2008.

Leslie is known for her creativity, her compassion for kids and families, and for the love of her family.  Leslie is an avid reader of history, enjoys researching her family’s genealogy, and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Leslie serves on the Ellis County Child Welfare Board. She has served as a deacon at her church.  Leslie is a committed and passionate professional and is dedicated to the belief that it is her ministry to work with abused and neglected children.

Jen Steenbergen – Clinical Director

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Jen is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin. She is currently serving as the Clinical Director for the Dallas and Tyler Offices. Jen has served adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings: Acute Psychiatric In-Patient Hospital, Residential Treatment Centers, Texas Youth Commission, Travis County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program, Defense Attorney Office, and as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has been a foster parent and adopted a teen, who is now in college.

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Location and Details

Phone: 972 616-0095

4600 Greenville Ave #160, Dallas, TX 75206

In 1998, A World For Children opened its second office in the State, the Dallas Office.  We are near the SMU campus, where families from the DFW area have a great location for training and meetings. The DFW office serves a large area including Dallas, Tarrant, and surrounding counties in the DFPS Region 3. We have developed a stellar reputation with Child Protective Services and Residential Child Care Licensing of providing high quality services to our children and families in North Texas.

The DFW office has a variety of families specializing in therapeutic, autism, primary medical needs, developmental issues, and teens. The DFW team works to provide our families with quality training to enhance their skills. We are proud to have the only primary medical needs conference in the State, providing cutting edge training and support to families who wish to serve children with primary medical needs, pervasive development disorders, and mental retardation.

The “Big D” is known for its cultural experience, with many art museums, children’s museums, and cultural district. Fort Worth is the three-time “All American City” and is known for the Stockyards and a great place to raise a family. The DFW area is home to two of the best children’s hospitals in the State and the area is rich with resources for foster and adoptive parents.

Don’t let the bright lights and big city fool you, our DFW team is professional, caring, passionate, and there to support our families. We are known for going above and beyond in everything we do to help families and children.

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