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Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Western Plains Youth and Family Services

Western Plains Youth and Family Services (WPYFS) has a long history of supporting Northwestern Oklahoma State University students. WPYFS has hosted seven social work practicum students in the last four years, along with other practicums for students with different degree focuses. As part of a field experience at WPYFS, students are exposed to multiple social services: Systems of Care, Community Cares Partners for Housing Stability, Outpatient Counseling services, Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Consultation services, Emergency Youth Shelter, providing groups and services to at-risk youth, and the Juvenile Detention Treatment Center. Students develop technical skills, learn to research areas of intervention and select practices effective for working with children and families within rural Oklahoma. WPYFS has 23 employees with ties to NWOSU. Kevin Evans, executive director of WPYFS and NWOSU alum, serves on the Social Work Program Advisory Board, and has made contributions to the university’s social work program.

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