Sutton, Amber


Contact Information Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work with American Indians & Indigenous Communities

Previous Education:

  • BSW, University of Montevallo
  • MSW, Washington University, St. Louis

Background and Professional Experience: 

Amber Sutton holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (MSW) and from the University of Montevallo (BSW). She has worked with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and their families for the past six years in a multitude of settings including: residential services, prevention education and the criminal justice system. Most recently Amber held the position of Community Services Director for Safehouse of Shelby County, Inc., where she developed and supervised the legal, case management, SANE, counseling and prevention and intervention education programs. Amber lives in Birmingham with her partner Jeff and their dog Ollie.

Selected Publication: 

Sutton, A., & Howard, A. (2018). Safety Planning with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. In Social Work Practice with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. New York: Columbia University Press.