Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Child Programs
Company/Organization: KVC Nebraska
Company/Organization website: https://nebraska.kvc.org/
Destination: Omaha, NE
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
I attend weekly RED team meetings with all CPA staff. I attend family team meetings, home visits, and court hearings with Foster Care Specialists. I have attended foster parent training led by the Foster Care Licensing Specialists. I have spent time working with the Foster Care Recruiter making phone calls. I have also spent time at Project Harmony, a child advocacy center, attending trainings.
My greatest experience so far was when I wrote monthly reports. This was a great accomplishment because I had typed up all the session notes that month with the families and had enough knowledge about them to be able to complete their monthly report.
I have learned a lot about the child welfare system while interning at KVC. I have learned a lot while at court hearings. I have gone to adoption hearings and those are my favorite since they are the more exciting/positive hearings.
Advice for others...
Ask a lot of questions and make as many connections as possible!