Winthrop University: CAS Faculty Profile - Blanding, Ja'Shaun

Name:  Ja'Shaun Blanding
Title:  MSW Field Coordinator and Instructor 
Education:  M.S.W., University of South Carolina
B.S.W., Winthrop University 
Office:  111 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-3302 
Area(s):  organizational development, leadership, child welfare policy and practice, secondary traumatic stress among social workers


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Ja'Shaun Brailey Blanding is the MSW Online Field Coordinator for the Social Work Department at Winthrop University. She is responsible for coordinating placements for MSW students.

Prior to her role at Winthrop, Ja’Shaun worked as a Program Consultant/Trainer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare section. Over the span of 15 years, her professional experiences include work in the areas of child welfare, mental health, management in self-sufficiency programming, and online educational technology. Mrs. Blanding also served as a Field Instructor as well as an Adjunct Faculty member and Field Liaison for Johnson C Smith University.

Ja’Shaun’s focus areas are in organizational development, leadership, child welfare, vicarious trauma among social workers, and self-sufficiency programs. She believes the profession of Social Work is transformational to clients as well as social work practitioners.

Her personal mantra echos a quote by Marian Wright Elderman, “you can’t be what you can’t see.” Ja’Shaun believes that it matters how we show up and most importantly, how we think about ourselves and envision ourselves in the future. As a proud Winthrop alum, Ja’Shaun strives to model for students that they can be successful Social Workers and to ensure that students have experiential opportunities with the hope that they identify how they want to show up as professional Social Workers.

Last updated by rayj 11/08/2019

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