Javonda Williams, PhD

Javonda Williams.

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Programs and Student Services

Degrees:

  • BSW, Florida State University
  • MSW, Florida State University
  • PhD,  Florida State University

Areas of Interest and Expertise: 

  • Childhood sexual abuse treatment
  • Trauma and child development
  • Human trafficking
  • Social work education

Email jwilliams11@sw.ua.edu

Phone:  (205) 348-3926


Publications:

  • Traylor, A., Williams, J., Kenney, J., & Hopson, L. (2016) Relationships between well-being and friend support and behavior. Children and Schools, (38)3, 179-186.
  • Williams, J., Simon, Cassandra,  & Bell, Amber (2015).  Missing the mark: The image of the social work profession in an African-American Community.  Journal of Ethnic And Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 24(1), 56-70.  doi 10.1080/15313204.2014.954.
  • Williams, J., & Nelson-Gardell, D. (2014). Mentoring up-cycled: creating a community-based intervention for sexually abused adolescents. Journal of Children’s Services, 9 (3), 235-247. doi: 10.1108/JCS-09-2013-0034.
  • Williams, J., Bolland, K.A., Hooper, L., Church, W., Tomek, S., & Bolland, J. (2014). Say it loud: The Obama effect and racial/ethnic identification of adolescents. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, doi: 10.1080.10911359.2014.909343.
  • Williams, J., Nelson-Gardell, D., Faller, K.C., Tishelman, A., & Cordisco-Steel, L. (2014). Is there a place for extended assessments in addressing child sexual abuse allegations?  How sensitivity and specificity impact professional perspectives. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23(2), 179-197. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2014.871380.
  • Williams, J., Nelson-Gardell, D., Faller, K.C., Cordisco-Steele, L., & Tishelman, A. (2013). Is there a place for extended assessments for evaluating concerns about child sexual abuse? Perceptions of 1,294 child maltreatment professionals. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 3, 88-105.
  • Williams, J., Nelson-Gardell, D., Faller, K., Cordisco-Steel, L., & Tishelman, A. (2013). Is there a place for extended assessments for evaluating concerns about child sexual abuse? Perceptions of 1,294 child maltreatment professionals. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 3, 88-105. doi: 10.1080/1936928X.2013.763504.
  • Williams, J., & Nelson-Gardell, D. (2012). Predicting resilience in sexually abuse adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36, 53-63.
  • Faller, K., Grabarek, M., Nelson-Gardell, D., & Williams, J. (2011).  Techniques employed by forensic interviewers conducting extended assessments: Results from a multi-site study. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 20, 237-259.
  • Williams, J., & Nelson-Gardell, D. (2011). An examination of the contextual environment of families with sexually abused adolescents. Journal of Family Strengths,11, 6, http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/ifs/vol11/iss1/6.
  • Williams, J., & Bolland, K. (2011). Mapping Our Way to Success. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 16, 93-114.