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Lindsay Adamski did her junior practicum at the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association which focuses on providing support and education to the families that provide substitute care for children that are unable to live with their parents as well as the entire community. Lindsay continued at the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association for her senior practicum.

Tara Albury did her junior practicum at the Rhode Island Council of Resource Providers for Children, Youth, and  Families (RICORP) where she was involved with the Chafee Life Skills Center, a program that focuses on teaching youth who are aging out of state care the skills necessary to become self-sufficient and live independently.  Tara's senior practicum was at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) where she worked in the Intake Service Unit, which processes cases and works with families who request referrals and information.

Lauren Annicelli did her junior practicum at Ocean State Action, a community organizing agency that coordinates community coalitions for public policy advocacy in the areas of economic, social, and environmental justice. Lauren's senior practicum was at Paul Cuffee Charter School, a maritime charter school for Providence public school children from kindergarten to 8th grade.

LeeAnn Byrne spent her junior practicum at the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association, an organization that advocates for children in state care and their care providers. LeeAnn's senior practicum was at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. This organization seeks to find comprehensive and cooperative solutions for the homeless through advocacy, education, and selected direct services.

Lauren DeLuca did her junior practicum at Adoption Rhode Island, an agency dedicated to finding homes for children in state care as well as providing support to children and families throughout the adoption process. Lauren continued at Adoption Rhode Island for her senior practicum.

Courtney Dillon did her junior practicum at Juvenile Drug Court, a program that works to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent juvenile offenders through support and court supervision, substance abuse treatment programs, and advocacy. Courtney interned at Times 2 where she developed an in-school suspension program and provided supports to students whose behavior is an obstacle to their educational progress.

Shannon Fitzgerald did her junior practicum at the Rhode Island Council of Resource Providers for Children, Youth, and Families (RICORP) where she worked in the Chafee Life Skills Program, which focuses on teaching youth how to become self-sufficient and live independently. Shannon spent her senior practicum at the Rhode Island Training School (RITS), which is a rehabilitative residential facility for youth that have been placed by the Family Court due to waywardness or delinquency.

Audrey Fritton did her junior practicum at Family Resources Community Action, in its Specialized Foster care program. Audrey's senior practicum was at Tri-Town Community Action where she worked in the Head Start Program, providing services to low income children and families.

Elizabeth Gross did her junior practicum in the Early Childhood Center, Cranston Public Schools. Liz completed her senior practicum at Cranston Head Start, an early childhood education program for children in families that fall beneath the poverty level.

Jennifer Heinemann did her junior practicum at Tides Family Services, an organization that provides services children and youth at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Jennifer completed her senior internship at Butler Hospital, a nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital that provides services for adults, seniors, adolescents, and children.

Whitney Henderson completed her senior practicum at the National Association of Social Workers-RI Chapter, a social work professional membership and advocacy organization.

Nicole Lescarbeau did her junior internship at Family Resources Community Action in its Family Support Program, providing services to high need families. Nicole contninued at Family Resources Community Action for her senior practicum.

Ashley Margarida did her junior practicum at Tri-Town Community Action's Head Start Program, which provides services to the children and parents of the low income families in the eight surrounding cities and towns. Ashley's senior practicum was at the Department of Corrections where she worked in the Adult Probation and Parole.

Maryalice Multari did her junior practicum at Steere House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility  that provides care to adults who require skilled, restorative, and long-term care. Maryalice was at Steere House for her senior practicum.

Tara Noonan did her junior practicum at Visiting Nurses Services (VNS)of Narragansett, an organization that provides home care for patients either recently discharged from a medical facility or patients that can receive care at home rather than at a hospital. Tara's senior practicum was at Cranston Public Schools where she worked in the Early Childhood Center.

Katie Paolella did her junior practicum at Big Sisters of Rhode Island, an organization that works to decrease vulnerability and empower girls to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Katie's senior practicum was at Charles Fortes School in Providence.

Kim Pine did her junior practicum at Connecting for Children and Families, an organization that works programs around education, health, and social services. Kim's senior practicum was at the Providence Public School Department, where she worked in the Special Education Department in the Autism Unit.

Kristin Pleines did her junior practicum at Kids Klub, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic child care. Kristin completed her senior practicum at Court Appointed Special Advocates Office (CASA), a division of family Court that advocates for the best interests of children  in the care of the Department of Children Youth and Families.

Jackie Salaway completed her senior practicum at Children's Friend and Services. She is affiliated with the Family Support Drop In Center, which focuses on crisis and short-term supports and information and referral, and with Early Start, a program that provides services to young families.

Melanie Sharot did her junior practicum at St. Anne's Hospital, a Catholic affiliated community hospital that provides a wide range of health care services for the residents of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Melanie's senior practicum was with Project Connect at the Children's Friend and Services, a program that provides home-based services to families in recovery.

Stacey Smith-Israel did her junior practicum in the Boys Shelter at Family Resources Community Action. Stacey cpmpleted her senior practicum at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The MET), a progressive, alternative high school.

Kevin Stanford did his junior practicum at Family Resources Community Action in its specialized foster care program. Kevin continued at Family Resources Community Action for his senior practicum.

Kate Wood did her junior practicum at Juvenile Drug Court, a program that works to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent juvenile offenders through support and court supervision, substance abuse treatment programs, and advocacy. Kate completed her senior practicum at AIDS Care Ocean State where she was involved with their prevention program.

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