Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, DSW, LSW, FOCAE is the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program Director, Social Work Department Chair, and an Associate Professor of Social Work at Trinity Christian College. Cini focused her doctoral research on the similarities and differences between social work education and humane education and how humane education might build a bridge for social work education in its journey toward a more ecocentric lens in which the human world, the natural world, and the non-human animal world are interconnected and interdependent. Cini also serves as an Advisor to the Coalition and is involved in many of our projects, including our forthcoming accreditation program. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about the intersections between social work and humane education, creative ways to work together, and helpful resources to dive deeper into these two disciplines.
About our Guest:
Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, DSW, LSW, FOCAE is the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program Director, Social Work Department Chair, and an Associate Professor of Social Work at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Additionally, she is a licensed social worker in the state of Illinois. Cini completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in Waco, TX, and her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) degree at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work in St. Paul, MN. Cini’s scholarly interests include food justice, environmental & ecological justice, social work education & humane education, the human-animal bond in social work, and vegan studies. Since October 2018, Cini has been a Fellow of The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Oxford, England.