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

  • Craig Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div. – Denver, CO  (Chair)
  • Juan J. Barthelemy, PhD, LCSW-S - Houston, TX
  • Karen Perez, LCSW., CT., CFS - Tampa, FL
  • John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW – Glen Allen, VA
  • Christine M. Rine, MSW, PhD – Edinboro, PA


  • Crystal Aschenbrener, DSW, MSW, APSW - Campbellsville, KY
  • Sandi Lindgren, PhD, LICSW - Minneapolis, MN
  • Sara R. Passaro LSW, MA, BCBA -  Aurora, CO 

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