How did you become involved with the CSC?
I was an Advocate intern here at the CSC in the Fall of 2015 for my Undergraduate degree in Social work. I fell in love with the center and developed a passion for working with children that have been victims of abuse. When I was accepted into the University of Arkansas Masters of Social Work program, I knew that I wanted to come back to the Children’s Safety Center again to pursue my Graduate education.
What is your favorite thing about being a CSC Intern?
My favorite thing about being a CSC intern is having the opportunity to work alongside so many amazing and passionate women while getting to make a positive impact in the lives of children in our community.
Why is the Center important to the community?
The CSC is an incredible resource in the community we live in. I have had families tell me stories of the hope that they have gained through their experience with the Center. Having such a caring team of professionals to guide children and families through the most difficult time of their lives is an invaluable resource, and the ability to offer the wide array of services that the center does for free, gives many under-served individuals the chance to have a voice and to be heard.
What are you plans after you graduate?
I do not have concrete plans for after graduation, but I will get my LMSW license, then I would love to find a job where I can work with children in a similar capacity that I have had the opportunity to here at the CSC.
Fun Fact about yourself…
I was home-schooled until sixth grade. I am also a proud pet-mom of two rescue cats, Everest and Amelia, and a rescue rabbit named Howard.