Cara Beers currently serves as the Ongoing Services and Training Program Specialist for Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. Cara began her work with the Division of Child Protection as a Social Worker/Family Services Specialist in August of 1990. She first worked in the Mobridge office and relocated to the Watertown office in 1992. In 1997, she was promoted to Supervisor of the Brooking office. In 2008, Cara was promoted to the Regional Manager position of Region 5 which included the offices in Aberdeen, Huron, Watertown and Brookings.