Students donate items for area children

Member of the HDFS Club

Front row, left to right: Lamanda Perry, Kylee Murray, Laura Ruane, Jessica Clontz (HDFS Club adviser), and Mary Tatum (director, Child Advocacy Center). Back row, left to right: McKayla Meyer, Jodalynn Warholak, Kasie Fields, Brittany Renaud and Steve Genevro.

Credit: Penn State

DUBOIS, Pa. — Members of the Penn State DuBois Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Club paid a visit to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Clearfield on Oct. 13. They donated scarves, gloves and hats for children in need. They also received a tour of the facility, and met with Director Mary Tatum, as well as Clearfield County District Attorney Bill Shaw.

The students learned how the forensic interviewing process works, how many children have been served through the CAC in Clearfield County, and about job opportunities for HDFS graduates. Students gained a better understanding of the services offered through the CAC and the impact of their presence in the local communities.

HDFS graduates work in fields ranging from social work to mobile therapy, victim advocacy, probation and more.