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Welcome to the 2019-2020 DSWAP Interns

Published on September 3, 2019  |  Written by Vikki Reich

On 8/29/19, the 2019-2020 DSWAP (Diversity Social Work Advancement Program) interns joined DSWAP supervisor, Shawn Hayward, for their initial orientation to the program.

The interns are pictured left to right: Sara Kelly, Jasmyn Taylor, Tenzin Lhadon, and Jennifer Alfaro, along with supervisor Shawn Hayward.

The goals of the DSWAP program are to increase the number of mental health professionals who identify as people of color, immigrants, refugees, and/or LGBTQ and to increase the availability, accessibility and effectiveness of trauma-informed treatment for culturally diverse clients.

The interns will be providing therapy to individuals, groups, couples, and families. Some will also be involved in social/emotional groups at our therapeutic preschools. As part of their experience at The Family Partnership, they will learn multiple modalities to provide services to those experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues and will strive to incorporate strategies to assure that their work is trauma-informed.

To learn more about the interns and the DSWAP program, visit the main DSWAP page.

Referrals for DSWAP interns are made by calling The Family Partnership’s Central Intake Line at 612.728.2061 (English), 612.728.2089 (Español), or 763.569.2625 (Hmoob).

For more information about the Diversity Social Work Advancement Program (DSWAP), contact Shawn Hayward at 612.341.1670 or








Pictured L to R: Sara Kelly, Jasmyn Taylor, Tenzin Lhadon, Jennifer Alfaro and Shawn Hayward

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