Haley Schroader

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Minor/option/emphasis: Gerontology
Company/Organization: Freeborn County Department of Human Services, Child Protection
Company/Organization website: https://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/135/Human-Services
Destination: Albert Lea/ Minnesota
Timeframe: Spring 2018
Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu


Shadow Case Managers, Screening team, Assessment Workers, Parent Educators, and Licensing Workers. Attend Court Hearings and Trials. Attend Consults, and Committee meetings Gather information for Social Medical Histories. Supervise visits. Transport clients. Complete Home Study Assessments. Assist with Assessments and Investigations. Assist with Client Contacts. Training.


Building my knowledge of Child Protection workers, family dynamics, and child maltreatment guidelines.

What advice would you give?

Take the time to find an internship that you are interested in, but also try something that you are unfamiliar with, it may open up possibilities you hadn't thought of and it's so worth it. Also, ask to try new things at your internship, ask to shadow people, ask to do things, the workers are busy with their own jobs and may forget to include you so make sure you are asking every day to get the most out of your internship. Don't sit around and wait for things to happen.

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