Johnson-Cantrelle speaks to DHS CNA students

Contributed Report @dvillechief

Angela Johnson-Cantrelle, a 1985 graduate of Donaldsonville High School and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, was applauded by DHS CNA students after sharing her experiences as a Social Worker.  The students listened tentatively as she spoke of her qualifications, education, training and experience in the field Social Work.

To dispel the myths and fear in the minds of what some think the job of a Social Worker is, Mrs. Johnson defined social work as a discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and well-being of individuals, families and communities affected by social disadvantages such as poverty, mental and physical illness or disability and social justice.  She informed them that a Social Worker must undergo approved training at a university accredited by the Council or Social Work Education. 

During her 30 minutes presentation, the students learned that a Social Worker must be passionate about helping people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Mrs. Johnson’s own ability to talk about her profession with such compassion for others was captivating. We thank her for returning to her Alma Mater to help our students define their career aspirations and encourage them to achieve their educational and financial goals.    

“Thanks to Ms. Claiborne, Donaldsonville High Career Coach, and Mrs. Watkins, CNA instructor, for their continued support of the students at DHS.”