Dr. Constance St. Germain, the Executive Dean of the University of Phoenix in Arizona, recently joined the Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network Board of Directors (ACFAN), showing the university’s dedication to public service.
ACFAN, a community resource, offers training, support, and guidance to a variety of professionals. People can access these resources in various advocacy centers based throughout Arizona. These professionals coordinate responses and services to sexual assault and family violence victims.
“University of Phoenix has a strong tradition of commitment to public service in those communities where our students, faculty and staff, live and work,” Dr. St. Germain said. “It is our responsibility to educate and support students committed to public service, in order to help prepare them to work in organizations that serve abused and neglected children, as well as sexual and domestic violence victims, such as those within the Arizona Child Family and Family Advocacy Network.”
As one of the board of directors, Dr. St. Germain will support the mission to provide training, education, and mentorship for both individuals and organizations who are charged with preventing sexual and domestic abuse.
“We’ve found it essential to create new partnerships that will enhance discussions and activities that will help further sustain and improve our programs, as well as the advocacy centers, to better serve our communities,” Kathy McLaughlin, Executive Director, Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network, said. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Constance St. Germain on the board to provide guidance that will help us better serve our centers across Arizona.”