Graduation Year


Degree Level


Document Type


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Degree Grantor

Eastern Kentucky University


As the social work profession continues to expand into more diversified areas of practice, such as politics, environmental justice, governmental work, and international crisis work, it is critical to ensure that social workers have the tools necessary to be successful leaders in these extended areas. Utilizing Trauma-Sensitive Leadership is an important concept to incorporate into multidisciplinary teams to ensure employees and communities feel supported and understood. By implementing these concepts which are ingrained into the social work profession into expanded areas of practice, social workers can feel empowered to lead multidisciplinary teams and provide support and understanding to the staff and communities served.

First Advisor

Ann M. Callahan

First Advisor Affiliation

Social Work

Second Advisor

Stephanie Saulnier

Second Advisor Affiliation

Social Work

Third Advisor

Kelly Ward

Third Advisor Affiliation

Social Work

Included in

Social Work Commons