Psi Chi, an organization for psychology students at Williams Baptist University, has completed a book drive for children in troubled families. The WBU students recently collected 338 children’s books that will be used by the SafeCare program.
Pictured above are officers in the WBU chapter of Psi Chi (clockwise from top) Ryan Curtis (treasurer), Andrea Gaytan (president), Scarlet James (vice president) and MaKenzie Free (secretary) with the books collected for SafeCare.
SafeCare is a world-wide program that provides training to parents who have a Division of Children and Family Services case open for a child up to five years of age. It is a research based, preventative program that trains parents in three areas: safety, health and parent/child interaction.
The children’s books are provided to assist with parent/child interaction. SafeCare providers supply children’s books to promote the benefits of parents reading to children at a young age.
The WBU Psi Chi chapter has been collecting new and gently used children’s books for SafeCare this fall, with the drive culminating on Homecoming Nov. 3.
Williams is a private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge, Ark.