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Work experience

Sep 2012Present

Social Worker Specialist

Dept. for Children and Families (DCF) - El Dorado Service Center

Investigate allegations of child physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, child neglect, truancy, and out of control behaviors.  Determine and provide needed services and interventions.  Network with the court system, private contracting agencies, school, and other service agencies to implement needed services.  Provide case management for foster care and family preservation cases.  Provide input and implement stratgies to improve staff retention. 

May 2011May 2012

Masters Social Work Practicum Student

USD 259, Wichita Public School District

Attended weekly Child Study Team (CST) meetings.  Conducted weekly individual counseling and small group meetings emphasizing social skills building with selected students.  Updated social histories with families, as well as, completed the necessary paperwork and process involving a student's initial and re-evaluations of special education services. 

Nov 2000Jun 2011

Parents As Teachers, Parent Educator

USD 259, Wichita Public School District 

Provided developmental education services to parents of children from birth to 5 years of age. Helped parents to understand the critical importance of a child's first three years of life and suggested ways in which a parent can be their child's first and most influential teacher.  Made personalized home visits, conducted parent group meetings, completed developmental and health screenings (DDST II & ASQ's), and provided community resources when needed.  Additionally, conducted a montlhy teen support group to teens who were either pregnant or parenting. 

May 1994Oct 2000

Social Work Specialist

Dept for Children and Families (DCF) - El Dorado Service Center

See above


May 2011May 2012

Masters in Social Work, Advanced Generalist Practice

The Wichita State University

Accepted and completed the Advanced Standing Program offered at Wichita State University