King, Quinchele

DSW Student
Contact Information Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self-Care

Previous Education

  • MSW, Clark Atlanta University
  • BS (Psychology); minor, African-American studies, Georgia State University

Background and Professional Experience

Over the last 10 years, Quinchele has served Georgia’s families and children in the capacity of case manager, supervisor, field program specialist, practice model coach, and now a trainer in Training and Professional Development. Throughout her career, she has focused on preserving families and professional self-care. Quinchele has trained in the areas of Georgia’s Child Welfare Simulation, Georgia’s Child Welfare Academy for new employees, Solution-based Casework, and facilitated self-care workshops that she developed through her thesis research. Quinchele has proven she is a valuable asset to child welfare through her advocacy for not only the families and children, but also other professionals. Quinchele served as a student representative for the DSW Program Committee for the 2020-2021 academic year.

For her Capstone Project, Quinchele King plans to address the issue and challenges within the child welfare system.

Thesis:

Self-care: Impact on compassion fatigue and retention of Black social service professionals