Church groups ‘lift up’ county’s social workers
Rabbi Greg Wolfe talks with social worker Valerie Zellar, right, and Jacqui Castanon, center, at Congregation Bet Haverim's potluck dinner for participants in the Adopt a Social Worker program. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Yolo County social worker Phonecia Stone isn't quick to tell people what she does for a living.
After all, she says, "There's so much negative connotation around this job.
"We're treated like the dregs of society some times."
That's particularly the case when it comes to child protective services, where Stone worked for a decade ... Continue Reading