Vincent Feliz

Lecturer

Biography: 

Since 1998, I have worked in Humboldt and Del Norte counties as a direct service provider as a therapist/social worker/advocate, specializing in substance abuse, prevention, treatment and recovery as well as general therapy for youth, young adults and families.  School-wise, I earned my MSW graduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and undergraduate, psychology degree from California State University, Humboldt.  I am a practitioner of my Chumash culture and heritage from southern, CA.  My family consists of my spouse of 18 years, (and two children).  I am closely connected with local, Humboldt and Del Norte County Tribal peoples and communities, whom I consider family and friends.

On a policy level, I have been an active advocate for Tribal children and families working with local child welfare agencies addressing issues such as cultural competence and true collaboration.  Besides HSU’s Social Work Department, I have taught courses at College of the Redwoods and one course for HSU Child Development. From Fall 2012- July 2018, I was the Campus Assistance Response Engagement (CARE) Coordinator with the HSU Dean of Students Office- addressing non-academic issues and social services-type support.

Lastly, I am passionate about the role of social work students, becoming impactful professionals for our communities.

Degrees: 
MSW, California State University
Vincent Feliz
(707) 826-4457
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