Caroline Sharkey is a licensed clinical social worker whose research interests center on trauma, historical trauma, mass and school shootings, restorative justice practices, integrated school mental health, and trauma-informed systems. Her goal is to increase mental health and trauma trainings for educators; address the impact of trauma on school communities related to school shootings and active school shooting drills; and develop licensed mental health roles in school districts to address Tier II and Tier III identified needs to restructure social-emotional learning to be inclusive of trauma-informed care, restorative practices, and outpatient mental health services.
Caroline was the long-time executive director and teacher at the Albany Free School and co-founder of an urban community center, Grand Street Community Arts in Albany, NY. After completing her MSW, Caroline became the Director of Youth Services for Advantage, the local mental health community service board, and oversaw various state and federally funded program to increase awareness of youth mental health, early psychosis, suicide prevention, and emerging adult services. She was a part-time instructor in the School of Social Work at UGA and acts as the project coordinator for the Trauma Informed Library Transformation program which places social work interns in Athens Public Library providing trauma-informed services.
Currently, Caroline is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor at Project Family. Caroline has a number of publications and has been a presenter at more than 200 professional community presentations, trainings, workshops, and juried conference presentations and will be a keynote speaker at the Missouri Library Association Conference in October 2019.
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trauma, historical trauma, mass and school shootings, restorative justice practices, integrated school mental health support, child and adolescent therapy, community based participatory action research methods, digital media photovoice