Christopher Cassels (MSW ’94) on making connections and serving the disenfranchised through Child Welfare Services
Christopher Cassels uses a surfing analogy to describe working in the child welfare system.
“You have to have some talent to get out there in the waves,” says Cassels, who is the social services supervisor of Child Welfare Services for Solano County. “But there is also a spot on the wave where you can harness the power and not get clobbered. It is the same in child welfare work. You need to be adept, but you also need to position yourself to be effective.”