Jeronia A. Bowden

  •  Atlanta GA
Jeronia A. Bowden

BSW, MSW Candidate

Professional Objective

Professional social worker interested in working with disadvantaged youth focusing on their mental health, challenges related to juvenile delinquency, education, as well as their overall growth and development.

Education

Education
Jun 2014 - May 2015

Masters in Social work

Clark Atlanta University- Whitne M. Young Jr. School of Social Work

Focus on Health and Mental Health

Aug 2012 - May 2014

Bachelors in Social Work

Georgia State University- Andrew Young School of Policy
Jun 2009 - Dec 2011

Associates in Social Science

Georgia Perimeter College

Social Work Summary of qualifications

Service-oriented professional with extensive experience in counseling and guiding disadvantaged youth.

Effectively managing mental health caseloads and consoling victims during crisis and following traumatic events.

Skilled with assessing the mental health condition of patients and allocating the proper solutions and resources.

Compassionate worker with the ability to effortlessly relate to patients and foster an overall uplifting environment.

Areas of Experience & Curriculum

Case Management

Needs Assessment

Discharge Planning

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Assessments

Psychopathology

Human Behavior

Community Healthcare

Alcohol & Drug Dependency

Group Mentoring

Educational Coaching

Team Collaboration

Human Behavior

Social Work Experience

Work History
Aug 2014 - May 2015

Gwinnett County Detention Center

Mental Health Counselor, Intern

  • Provide rehabilitative counseling for patrons of all ages who include veterans, juveniles, & victims of rape and other trauma.
  • Handle a personal caseload and counseling of 4 individuals on a weekly basis while performing an average 7 mental health assessments daily.
  • Execute case management procedures for patients by assessing their needs and connecting them to the appropriate resources.
  • Stabilize mental health patients through the administration of therapy, medication, counseling, and educating.
  • Pioneered and conducted Women’s Life Skills Group of 10 women over a period of 6 weeks which helped to serve and provide coping skills, link to resources, alcohol & drug relapse prevention.
  • Collaborate with and consult the mental health director, deputy sheriff, nurses, and pharmacists daily on individual progress.
Aug 2013 - May 2014

Childkind INC.

Family Service Coordinator, Intern
  • Oversaw the individual cases of 6 foster youths and their families by providing crisis intervention & resource referral services.
  • Prevented a client from committing suicide with dialogue and getting her to a mental health facility to be evaluated & treated.
  • Consoled the foster parents of 2 deceased kids who were terminally ill by performing follow-up visits and grief counseling.
  • Conducted monthly announced and unannounced foster home visits to ensure that children were being nurtured and cared for.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Project Educate Me

Tutor/Teacher Assistant, Paid
  • Developed lesson plans for 8 different students which were catered to their individual learning style based on assessments.
  • Increased the 9th grade level math overall passing percentage by over 16 % at the completion of the customized program.
  • Coordinated and organized daily after-school tutoring sessions for over 20 students; significantly increasing their grades.
  • Helped one individual student in particular from failing 3 out of 4 classes to successfully passing all classes with A's & B's.

Community Involvment

Certifications
Aug 2014 - Present

Girls Scout of Atlanta

Troup Leader

Empowering young girls while teaching  life skills through guided activities.

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014

Gateway Center

Volunteer

Provided assistance in the Client Engagement Center which serves as a resources center for those experiencing homelessness.

ACCOLADES& RECOGNITION

Service Award for President of Social Work Club

Diane B. Davis Award

Field Placement Award