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Newsmaker: Helen Cahalane

Helen Cahalane, 57, of Edgewood, was named Social Worker of the Year by the local chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Noteworthy: The local chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named Cahalane as Social Worker of the Year at a ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh. She has helped improve conditions for thousands of children and families in the mental health and child welfare system. She established a major youth leadership program for teens, advocated for new child-welfare reporting legislation and oversaw the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center in Mechanicsburg.

Age: 57

Residence: Edgewood

Family: Husband, Jack Cahalane

Occupation: Clinical associate professor in the School of Social Work at Pitt

Background: Principal investigator of child welfare education and research programs, she has worked full time at Pitt since 1997. Previously, she was director of the Social Work Department at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic.

Education: Bachelor's degree in social work from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and a master's degree and doctorate, both in social work, from Pitt

Quote: “I am tremendously proud to be a social worker, and I always knew I wanted to be a social worker.”

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