Atlanta - Staff Information

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Betty Edwards, LMSW, CAMS
Atlanta Coordinator


Betty A. Edwards, born Betty Marie Andrews in Dallas, TX, moved to the Atlanta area after her marriage in 1979. Betty has three adult children (two girls and one son) and five grandchildren (three boys and two girls). Betty received her BS degree from Texas College private HBCU and her MSW from Clark Atlanta University HBCU. Betty maintains Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) and Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) license and certification. She has an array of social work experience including medical, mental health, child and family, and hospice. Betty has had a long standing working relationship with Social Work p.r.n. since 2002.

To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Betty can be reached at 770.934.6222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Marlene Dargan
Administrative Assistant
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Of Interest

Supervision Offered

We are excited to announce the Atlanta office is now offering supervision, if you are interested or would like more details on rates please contact Mrs. Yolanda Cunningham, LCSW at 404-934-5019 or email her at yThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Textbook Helps Students Understand the Link Between Social Work Theory and Human Behaviors

Recently, two University of Kansas social welfare professors published “Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice”. This textbook helps students understand the link between social work practice and theory. The authors felt there was a need for this type of book that exposed students to new ideas and discussed how theory plays out in human relationships. Learn more about this new book from this article written by the University of Kansas.

Searching For Jobs Outside the Traditional Social Work Setting

Our founder, Joan Upshaw, was a strong believer that social workers could bring value to any position or organization. All of us at Social Work p.r.n. support that belief. This insightful article from USC's online Doctor of Social Work program details the challenges and benefits of moving from the nonprofit world into a corporate setting.

Recognizing the Need For School Social Workers

We encourage you to read this interview with Samantha Boatwright, a licensed clinical social worker who works with public school kids in Georgia. Those in these roles are stretched thin providing much needed mental health services to kids around the country.

In this article, Boatwright shares how she’s hoping to help families struggling to understand mental illness in children and why working with children on their mental health is crucial for development.

Why Companies Need Social Workers

Social workers can fill a variety of roles for companies, but as researchers are finding employing social workers for employees’ mental health can increase overall performance. Having social workers on staff can also help keep management’s decisions in check with ethical guidelines and evolve HR departments. Read this great article to learn more about why companies need social workers.

Informational Sessions

The Atlanta office will hold informational sessions on the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am. Those interested shouls RSVP to Marlene Dargan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 770-934-6222.

Michigan Social Worker Spearheads Effort for Post-Conflict Syria 

Marijo Upshaw, former Social Work p.r.n. member, was recently interviewed by public radio (Public News Service) regarding her involvement with the International Community Action Network (ICAN). Together they launched a project to establish the profession of social work in Syria. Read more about this effort.

Social Workers as Super-Heroes TEDx Talk by Dr. Anna Scheyett

Dr. Anna Scheyett describes the ways that social workers serve their communities in this TEDx Talk. Dr. Scheyett serves as dean of the College of Social Work at USC. Her research examines community integration of vulnerable populations, especially those with serious mental illnesses, those with HIV, and those involved in the criminal justice system.