Kasandra Dodd is a licensed clinical social worker. She has 16 years of experience in the area of child welfare, specializing in work with adolescents in foster care. She has accrued a wealth of knowledge as a case-carrying social worker, diagnostic therapist, Independent Living Specialist and managing supervisor. Within her role as a manager in District of Columbia government, she was nominated and completed the DC Government Certified Public Manager program. She has assisted in the development of various older youth initiatives and policies at the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) through participation in various work groups and committees. She has working knowledge of trauma systems therapy, youth development, family systems, impact of human trafficking (specific to child welfare), and child welfare trends/system changes.
Ms. Dodd obtained her master’s degree from the Howard University School of Social Work and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia School of Social Work.
racial inequalities within child welfare, human trafficking, promoting positive work environments and leadership, critical diaspora theory