Sutton, Amber

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

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Previous Education:

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

Background and Professional Experience: 

Amber Sutton is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a current PhD student in the School of Social  Work at the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on understanding intimate partner violence, reproductive coercion, and maternal health/mortality through an intersectional feminist framework. Amber holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and from the University of Montevallo. Amber has worked with survivors of IPV and their families for the past eight years in a multitude of settings including residential services, prevention education, and the criminal justice system. Amber has also worked as a Director for a domestic and sexual violence agency where she developed and supervised the legal, case management, SANE, counseling, and prevention and intervention education programs. Amber currently serves as a member of Tuscaloosa’s Trauma Systems Therapy team and is a program evaluator for the Youth Services Institute and Tuscaloosa’s One Place. Amber’s interests include protections for pets, partner violence in rural communities, trauma-informed management techniques within non-profit organizations and social justice as it relates to gender-based violence. A survivor herself, Amber is interested in utilizing a community-based participatory research approach to identify, improve, and support micro, mezzo and macro-level responses to survivors of violence. Amber has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

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