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parenting and child welfare

Addressing the Child Welfare Workforce Crisis in Pennsylvania

By Evelyn morales

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Evelyn Morales is a senior at Millersville University in the School of Social Work. During her time at Millersville, she served as a member of the Cygnus Society where she was an ambassador to the University President Dr. Wubah, a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society, Omicron Delta Honor Society, National Society of Leadership and Success, and a fellow for the Center for Civic Responsibility & Leadership. Evelyn is currently an intern for the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth, and Family Services (PCCYFS) and a community organizer intern for Power Interfaith. She is a member of the District Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) in the School District of Lancaster and a volunteer for the Lancaster Recreation Commission. After graduation, she will attend the MSW program at Millersville University and continue working toward a career in macro social work where she hopes to work in research, policy, and advocacy. Evelyn decided to explore the child welfare workforce shortage after hearing growing concerns from service providers throughout Pennsylvania at her internship with PCCYFS. With a passion for improving systems, Evelyn hopes that researching this issue and its impacts will serve as a steppingstone toward finding solutions and reducing the shortage of child welfare workers in Pennsylvania.   


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