CSUF health science program promotes sociocultural learning

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Throughout his upbringing Mark Casas recalls social workers having a distinguished role in his and his siblings’ lives.

In the foster care system since he was 14, Casas leaned on social workers for guidance and support.

Now 24, he is a Cal State Fullerton psychology student with a minor in human services.

Casas said he’s pursuing a psychology degree because a family member was diagnosed with a mental disorder, which led to he and his siblings being placed in foster care.

He also serves as a mentor for local high school students and is working toward becoming a social worker in the hopes of one day being a source of guidance for children in the same living situation he was once in.

“I have a passion for social work because they are the ones who tried to help as much as they could,” Casas said. “They were sometimes the voice of me and my family.”

As he…

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