Kiera Jackson, a student at Oklahoma State University majoring in Sociology, is an intern at Family and Children’s Services in Tulsa, Ok, which is also associated with the Tulsa County Family Court. She is spending 200 hours between May and August offering her services to the agency.
Kiera assists specifically with the Parenting, Marriage and Relationship classes that are offered at the agency, which helps clients learn effective strategies and develop quality techniques to help improve parenting and relationships. While she helps assist in the check in process, she is also involved in helping the clients receive scholarships to help pay for the classes.
Family and Children’s services strongly believes in evidenced based programming, which gave Kiera the opportunity to sit in and observe the classes and the quality curriculum offered, which included classes such as First Five Years, Active Parenting Teens, and Forever, For Real, also known as Within My Reach.
Kiera also assisted with the Tulsa County Family Court statistics, which consists of the Parenting Plan Conference Surveys and the Agreed Court Dockets, which are used for the quarterly reports for the agency. Kiera’s internship with Family and Children’s Services not only helps her gain quality experience for her future career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but it gave her the opportunity to give back to the community she was raised in, and make an impact to help better the community to ensure a better future for the children in the community.