Azusa Pacific University (APU) is proud to present the 2018-2019 second year LA DCFS Interns (pictured from left to right: Jessica Parris, Cassandra Gonzalez, Annabel Martinez, Jazmine Mendez, Natalie Zecca, and Vanessa Avila. Students were placed with the Department of Children and Family Services in the Pomona, Glendora, and Santa Fe Springs offices. They were exposed to various service components that included Emergency Response, Continuing Services, Permanency, and Dependency Investigation. Interns acclimated very well to DCFS culture and eagerly await their employment with DCFS.
For the third consecutive year, APU conducted a public child welfare OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) in partnership with USC and Cal State University Fullerton. In an OSCE, students engage an actress trained to simulate a public child welfare scenario in a standardized way, while being evaluated by a trained rater on their skills. Faculty members were impressed with the professionalism and clinical skills demonstrated by all Title IV-E MSW students!
For more information, please contact Virginia Olivas, MSW.