UDC Celebrates National Social Work Month! – Brandynicole Brooks
UDC Celebrates National Social Work Month!
This year as we observe Women’s History Month, we also commemorate National Social Work Month by honoring the work of Adjunct Professor Brandynicole Brooks, LICSW, whose published work, Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression educates on the struggles faced by women in navigating the child welfare system.
Professor Brooks has served as an adjunct professor with the University of the District of Columbia in both the Division of Education Health and Social Work and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She teaches courses that focus on the concepts of critical thinking, and the importance of clear and concise written communication at the baccalaureate level.
Students learn to utilize these skills in social work practice. She also teaches a course on families in their social and historical contexts. This course focuses specifically on the internal dynamics of families through the life cycle. She has worked in the child welfare arena for more than a decade, providing crisis intervention, crisis counseling, comprehensive family assessment, and trauma-focused family counseling. She is passionate about leadership in Child Welfare, and supporting individuals working with children, youth, and families to enhance their work-life balance.
Professor Brooks is a graduate of the School of Social Work at The University of Alabama. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s DC campus.