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Claudette Braxton, LMSW-M/C, ACSW

Field Coordinator, Part-time Lecturer

321 Marshall




MSW - University of Michigan
BA - Eastern Michigan University

Professional Summary

Areas of Interest:

Child Welfare
Children and Families
Policy Development
Program Development and Design

Academic Appointments:

2000 - Present, Part-time lecturer
2010 - Present, Field Coordinator
2000 - 2010, 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
Past member, Willow Run Community Schools Board
State of Michigan Department of Human Services, Building Community Partners
Washtenaw Community College, Instructor, non-credit programs

Social Work Practice Experience:

MSW Program & 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

Representative Courses Taught

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

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

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.

Additional Information

Contact Us: School of Social Work | 317 Everett L. Marshall Building | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | Tel.: 734.487.0393 | Fax: 734.487.6832

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