Wendy DuCasse

The Rule Of Engagement In Alternative Learning Environments: Don’t Forget About Caregivers

Wendy L. DuCassé, MSW, LCSW, is the Director of Field Education and Assistant Clinical Professor for Saint Louis University’s School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri.  She leads the field education program for BSSW and MSW students, teaches courses in human behavior, and facilitates practicum seminar for practicum students. Wendy is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri.

Wendy’s clinical experience includes interdisciplinary work with children, adolescents, and their families. Wendy has served in the following capacities: case manager for children and adolescents in residential and foster care settings, behavioral health consultant as part of a multidisciplinary team tasked with integrating mental health care services in a federally qualified health center, and school social worker in a separate public setting for children with social, emotional needs.

Wendy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and earned a post-graduate certificate in nonprofit management and leadership. She is a doctoral candidate researching effective approaches to engaging the caregivers of students in alternative learning environments. Her advocacy interests include early childhood mental health intervention, school-based mental health services, cultural competence and cultural humility in healthcare services, LGBTQ+ youth, and educational access programming for first-generation college students. Wendy is a Missouri Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health board member.