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November 2009Vol. 10, No. 9A Realistic Look at a Career in Child Protective Services

The Arizona Department of Economic Security has produced a new video that offers an overview of Child Protective Services (CPS) and the many facets of being a CPS worker. This video may help prospective social workers determine if CPS is a good fit for them by offering a realistic perspective of the work from seasoned frontline workers and real-life clients. The video outlines key points to consider before becoming a CPS worker, including attributes and qualities that make a good case manager. By providing real-life scenarios, the video illustrates both the rewards of the work as well as the difficult situations that CPS workers face in their everyday activities.

To view the video "It's Not Just a Job: A Realistic Look at a Career in Child Protective Services," visit: