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Porter Jennings

MSW, University of Georgia, 2012
BA, Psychology, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2010

Porter Jennings is a Licensed Master of Social Work with several years post-MSW experience with both micro and macro practice in the community.  As a part of her community work and counseling, Jennings has also provided bilingual services for families involved with the child welfare system, specifically with Spanish-speaking families.  Jennings' research interests include utilization of cultural competent practice with the Hispanic population, implementation of systematic and organizational trauma-informed care, issues of trauma associated with foster care and child welfare, and trauma associated with immigration-related issues, and program evaluation.  Jennings is an active member in nonprofit movements in and around the Athens area working to provide mental health awareness and treatment to marginalized populations.

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