Southeastern sponsors eighth annual Child Welfare Conference
Contact: Christina Chapple
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Southeastern Louisiana University’s Social Work program and the Office of Community Services (OCS), Region IX, sponsored "Together ... Being There for Our Children … Educating, Mentoring, Nurturing," the eighth annual conference for social work educators, professionals, foster families and adoptive families, on March 30 at the University Center. Dozens of child welfare professionals as well as Southeastern social work students attended the eighth annual conference. Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin L. Yates, College of Education and Human Development Dean Diane Allen and Maurice Badon, coordinator of Southeastern's child welfare program, were among those welcoming the workshop's speakers and participants. From left, are Patsy Johnson, OCS section administrator; Margie Rogillion, president of the Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Association; Robert Couvillion, OCS Covington regional administrator, Marketa Garner Gautreaux, OCS assistant secretary; Mary Ballard, interim head of the Department of Counseling and Human Development; Yates, and Badon.