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Shena Brown Gamble BSW, MA, CI

Child Welfare Trainer

Shena Gamble is a Child Welfare trainer at the Center for Child and Family Studies.  She uses her practical experiences from the field to encourage Child Welfare Practitioners to think outside of the box in efforts to preserve families and ensure the safety of children.  She delivers training statewide on topics such as Signs of Safety, behavioral objectives, family engagement, and conducting assessments. She is a subject matter expert for the development of curricula which focuses on improving practice and enhancing skills in the area of child welfare.

Shena has more than twenty years of experience in child welfare and adult advocacy.  Her prior employment includes Orangeburg County Council on Aging (OCCOA) and South Carolina Department of Social Services.  During her tenure at SCDSS, she traveled throughout the state as an Intensive Foster Care and Clinical Services Performance Coach educating child welfare staff, county leadership, and foster parents working with youth in foster care who have mental health diagnoses and behavioral challenges.

Shena’s holds a Master of Arts in Counseling (Emphasis on Family Counseling) and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University in Columbia, South Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from South Carolina State University from Orangeburg, South Carolina. Shena is also a Certified Investigator for the State of South Carolina, specialized in Domestic and International Home Evaluation.  

Shena believes that to be effective in life one must be passionate, have integrity, determination, and commitment to get the job done in a positive manner for all people involved.