Social work students receive $5,000 OCS stipends
Contact: Christina Chapple
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CHILD WELFARE STIPEND RECIPIENTS -- Six Southeastern Louisiana University senior social work students have been awarded $5,000 stipends through a special program funded by a Louisiana Office of Community Services (OCS) Title IV-E grant. The program is designed to prepare professional practitioners in the field of child welfare. Each year, participants are selected based on scholarship, leadership and commitment to work with at-risk families and children. All have committed to take three child welfare courses, serve an internship in local child welfare offices and work in the field for a year following graduation. The grant also funds the students’ participation in social work and child welfare conferences. Chosen to participate in 2008-09 were, from left, front row: Kim L. Moore, Hammond; Shay Saltzman, Gonzales; Kelsey Bourgeois, Walker; Meghan Daigrepont, Albany; and Ashleigh Stevens, Mandeville. Not pictured is Randi LeBlanc of Hammond. Also shown are, front, far right, Linda Deamer, Southeastern Child Welfare Program associate coordinator, and back, Robert Couvillion, OCS regional administrator; Dalene Smith, OCS Title IV coordinator; and Maurice Badon, Child Welfare Program coordinator.