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Social Works sponsors annual Child Welfare conference

Contact: Christina Chapple


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Child Welfare conference speakers and dignitaries

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“BEING THERE FOR CHILDREN” – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Social Work program and the Office of Community Services (OCS), Region IX, sponsored "Being There for Our Children … Educating, Mentoring, Nurturing," the annual a conference for social work educators, professionals, foster families and adoptive families, on April 25 at the University Center. Dozens of child welfare professionals as well as Southeastern social work students attended the eighth annual conference. 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 Badon, Nancy Miller, OCS; Mary Ballard, interim head of the Department of Counseling and Human Development; Allen; Celeste Skinner, OCS Foster Care Program manager; Margie Rogillion, president of the Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Association; Robert Couvillion, OCS Covington regional administrator; Barbara Valvasseur, minister vocalist, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.  

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