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Sharon Walker

Child Welfare Trainer

Sharon is a part of the Child Welfare Training Team at the Center for Child & Family Studies. She is responsible for the development and delivery of training to child welfare practitioners and supervisors at the South Carolina Department of Social Services. The training encourages and emphasizes critical thinking, family engagement, interviewing skills, and recognizing and responding to child abuse and neglect. Sharon has nearly 15 years of experience in child welfare through her previous employment with Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (RC CASA), where she held the positions of Case Coordinator and Manager of Programs. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She subsequently earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Sharon believes that developing healthy adults begins in one’s childhooda belief that she attributes to the quote from Frederick Douglas, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”