Training program graduates 100th student
Christine Chacon is the 100th student to complete the Child Welfare Training Project at the Tucson component of the ASU School of Social Work. The program is a collaborative partnership among ASU's School of Social Work, the Arizona State Department of Economic Security (DES) and Child Protective Services (CPS).
Launched in 1988, the program is funded by the Child Welfare Field Education and Student Support Project, a Title IV-E grant. The program prepares its graduates for careers that serve families in schools, hospitals, courts and community mental health settings, through coursework and internships in the DES, and in other public and private child welfare settings.
Chacon, who has worked as a case manager and as a CPS case aide, has always had the desire to work with at-risk children and families.
For more details about the program, visit the Web site http://ssw.asu.edu/childwelfare/index.html.