Deborah Langosch, PhD, LCSW, is the Project Director of the Kinship Care Program and the Loss and Bereavement Program for Children and Teens at The Jewish Board in NYC. She co-chairs the New York City Kincare Task Force and is chairperson of the Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition. Dr. Langosch is the co-managing editor of the GrandFamilies Journal, an on-line publication.
Dr. Langosch has been working with grandparent caregivers and their relative children for the past thirty years in mental health settings and community service agencies. She has been responsible for program development and direction, fund raising, direct service, policy initiatives and supervision. Dr. Langosch is a national speaker on kin caregiving issues with a focus on mental health. In addition, her doctoral work focused on grandmother’s raising grandchildren due to the death of their parent. She has an extensive background in the field of loss, trauma and bereavement.