Jason Larson, a child protective services caseworker in rural Roundup, Montana, excels in overcoming the most challenging obstacles of rural environments, including the lack of external resources, small town resistance to state and federal initiatives, and the need to demonstrate expertise in a wide variety of social work tasks. Mr. Larson shines in all areas of Child Protective Services (CPS) work. He demonstrates a natural ability to quickly establish trust and credibility with his clients as well as serves as an ideal role model of parent, social worker, and community citizen and does so consistently and with a contagious and endearing attitude and sense of humor. One of the first to promote Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) as a new state CPS practice initiative, he immediately recognized FGDM as an important tool for gathering and applying all resources available to assist a family in helping themselves. Mr. Larson is a credit to his peers, community partners, the Department, and the children and families he serves on a daily basis.