October 3rd, 2013
Eileen Mayers Pasztor, professor of social work at CSULB, received the Barbara Wasson “Making a Difference Award” from Grandparents as Parents (GAP), a Los Angeles-based but nationally recognized non-profit that provides support, educational resources and advocacy for grandparents and other relatives who are raising their grandchildren or other family children.
Since 1987, GAP has worked to provide services to meet the ongoing needs of grandparents and other relatives who are raising children at risk. They have since helped hundreds of families navigating the legal system and government agencies.
Pasztor is experienced as a public agency caseworker and administrator, curriculum developer and trainer internationally. She is also a social work field instructor and has experience as a foster and adoptive parent for children with special needs. She designed foster and adoptive parent training programs that are used across the nation and internationally.
Adapted from Inside CSULB‘s larger piece “Social Work Professor Recognized For Work With Grandparents”
Written by Ken Swisher