Claudette Braxton

A photo of Claudette Braxton

Field Coordinator, Part-Time Lecturer

Social Work

321 Marshall



  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BA, Eastern Michigan University


  • Braxton, C. (2009). Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later. In: Brown, W.K. and Seita, J.R. (Eds.) Growing Up in the Care of Strangers. Pp. 127–140. Tallahassee, FL: William Gladden Foundation Press.
  • Braxton, C., Krajewski-Jaime E. (2011), Exploration of the American Foster Care System: An Experiential Account, Champaign, Illinois, Common Ground Publishing, LLC.


  • SWRK 451 Practice with People of Color
  • SWRK 467 Crisis Intervention
  • SWRK 520 Generalist Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 661 Crisis Intervention


Areas of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Children and families
  • Administration
  • Policy development
  • Program development and design

Academic Appointments

  • 2000Present, part-time lecturer
  • 2010Present, field coordinator
  • 20002010, MSW program and field coordinator

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers, Michigan, past board member
  • National Council on Accreditation, team leader/peer reviewer    
  • NAACP Willow Run/Ypsilanti Chapter, member
  • Willow Run Community Schools board, past member
  • State of Michigan Department of Human Services, building community partners
  • Washtenaw Community College, instructor, non-credit programs

Social Work Practice Experience

  • MSW program and field coordinator, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Adjunct lecturer, School of Social Work, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Consultant, independent contractor, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Division director, Help Source, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Vice president of programs, Child and Family Services-Huron Services for Youth, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Vice president of community services, Huron Services for Youth, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Director of residential treatment, Huron Services for Youth, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Clinical director, Huron Services for Youth, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program coordinator, Huron Services for Youth, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Treatment team supervisor/youth care worker, Family Group Homes for Youth, Ann Arbor, MI

Honors, Recognitions, Special Awards

  • Distinguished BSW Alumni, Eastern Michigan University
  • Board Member of the Year, Mid-West Region, Huron Valley Boys and Girls Club
  • Leadership Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, 1999