Carolyn Perkins

Lecturer

Biography: 

Having always been drawn to the idea of social justice and self-determination, I found my way to the field of Social Work while studying at Cal Poly Humboldt.  After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in 1997, I went on to study at the University of Hawai’i at Mañoa Social Work Program.  I obtained my MSW from there in 1999. While I originally thought I’d focus my career in the area of School Social Work, my experiences working and studying in a large urban area filled with such diversity opened my eyes to the field of Health Education and the larger impact of social policies on our family systems.  After working for a period in the field of HIV/AIDS Case Management and Outreach/Harm Reduction, I found my way back to Humboldt County.  Since that time I have worked in the area of County, Tribal and State Child Welfare Systems.  

I have experience in the field of individual, family and group work, as well as community outreach and the role of Social Workers in the Court System.   For a substantial amount of my career, I have also worked on an administrative level to address the policies and practices that impact the lives of families in the Child Welfare System.   I find great pleasure in being a Social Worker and feel incredibly grateful that I have been given the opportunity to meet and work with so many incredible children and families over the years.

Degrees: 
MSW
Carolyn Perkins
(707) 826-4568
Behaviorial and Social Sciences 533