Impact Talk | Marquetese "Nikki" Betts: Resiliency in the Field of Social Work

    Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 12:00 PM until 1:30 PMEastern Standard Time UTC -05:00

    Nikki Betts

    Join Marquetese "Nikki" Betts as she speaks about her professional journey and how attending the Intensive Weekend Program at CWRU changed the trajectory of her career. After working in the child welfare field for 10 years, she had become complacent and uninterested in learning new skills. Betts was performing well in her role as a caseworker in a specialized unit, receiving positive recognition from her employer and seeing positive outcomes with the families she was working with. Betts returned to work after a four month maternity leave only to be assigned an emergency case that left her crying for the first time in her professional career. She left work that day vowing to make a significant career change. Conversations with my support systems and an invitation to attend the Mandel School of Social Work caused her to stay in the social work field. As a recipient of the child welfare fellowship and a student in the Intensive Weekend Program, Betts learned new skills that not only reignited by passion for child welfare, but was also instrumental in becoming the Director of the training program.

    Join us in-person, or virtually at The presentation begins at 12:30 p.m., live stream will open at 12:20 p.m..

    *Lunch will be provided for in-person guests, and all attendees will have a chance to win 3 raffle prizes!*

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