Dr. Cecy Brooks, assistant professor of family science, and Dr. Dorothy Berglund, department chair and professor of family science

Dr. Dorothy Berglund, chair of the Department of Psychology & Family Science, recently received a Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) expansion grant from the DHHS Administration of Children and Families through the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi. The $18,306 grant will allow the department to offer CAST coursework to remote students and to expand outreach to teachers through the Center for Education Support (CES).

Berglund said, “We will update the existing tech in the two classrooms (EDHS 212; the mock courtroom in Reneau) to include portable projection screens and collaboration stations, which allow remote and classroom students to work together on simulations. The rooms will be set up like the Active Learning Classroom in the KCTL.”

Additionally, she said that funds will be used to purchase technology that will allow the department to include distance CAST learners in the two F2F CAST courses (FSC 392, families in crisis; PLG 395, legal system response to child maltreatment) and to include teachers seeking continuing education.

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