Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (CAYA) Specialty Practice Section

We are social workers that help to support positive youth development. Examples of areas of service: early childhood; physical, emotional and behavior disorders; life transitions through young adulthood. 

CAYA Section Committee

  • Ruby M. Gourdine, DSW, LICSW, LCSW (Chair) – Washington, DC
  • Stephanie Grover, MSW – Boise, ID
  • Craig Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div. – Denver, CO
  • Karen Perez, LCSW., CT., CFS  - Tampa, FL
  • Christine M. Rine, MSW, PhD – Edinboro, PA


John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW – Glen Allen, VA

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