Baltimore/DC - Staff Information

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Nicole Cameron

Baltimore/DC Coordinator


Nicole Lynette Cameron, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, an Inspirational Educator, Trainer, Therapist, Human Resource Professional, NORD Community Partner, and Founder of One of the Rare Ones, inc.


Nicole Cameron received her Social Work Degree from Adelphi University. She was granted her Bachelors in Psychology and New York State Teacher Certification through the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She is a native New Yorker, with familial roots in Rural Louisiana and the country of Guyana. 


Nicole has worked as a Social Worker and Educator with the Administration for Children’s Services, Harlem Children’s Zone, Maryland State Child and Family Services, and Baltimore’s Health Department. She has been in the fields of Social Work and Education for over 20 years. She has received certifications in training and facilitation, CBT, and with Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead program.


Nicole shifted careers and was sought out with opportunities as a Human Resource Professional specializing in onboarding and recruitment. The shift in profession was not as much of a challenge due to her sharpened interpersonal skills, keen perception, and her willful desire to learn as a lifelong student.   


Nicole Cameron seeks to touch, move, and inspire all she encounters.  This soon to be author is making strides to be an impactful creator in every role she is in. 


To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Nicole can be reached at 443.259.0504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Of Interest

Social Worker Licensure Compact

As of July 14, 2022 draft legislation for the Social Worker Licensure Compact has become available. To view, please click here

The Lifeline and 988 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. 

Learn more about this resource here

Social Work p.r.n. Announces Partnership with CEU Creations
We are so glad to be a featured sponsor with CEU Creations which will allow us to offer discounted CEUs to our staff. CEU Creations offers a wide-range of CEs that are informative, engaging and affordable. Click here to view the latest offerings and be sure to check back frequently as events are always being added. 

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Baltimore Grocery Access Program Fights Limited Food Accessibility 

A new program in the city of Baltimore is working to fight the growing issue of "food deserts". These areas, often found in economically poor neighborhoods, restrict residents from the ability to access healthy food choices. With this new program, the city will partner with Lyft ride services and participating grocers to meet food needs. Read more about this great partnership here

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.

Keeping Families Together at the Border

While recent improvements have been made, it is still important to keep up on the situation occurring at our border and stay on top of the issue. Learn more here about what YOU can be doing. 

Also, we encourage you to read the recent statement from the NASW regarding President Trump's executive order regarding family separation. You can view this statement here

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.

New training program - Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) 

The Maryland Chapter of NASW under the auspice of National NASW and the John A. Hartford Foundation is announcing a new training program - Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA). The program is designed to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of social work staff providing direct social services. MSWs working as supervisors or as managers providing supervision to staff, in any setting, who provide direct social services to older adults are eligible to apply. Both experienced and novice supervisors are encouraged to seek this advanced training

To apply on-line go to:

For more information and to register, contact Daphne McClellan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Become a member of MD Responds 

The Maryland Board of Social Work encourages social workers to become a member of MD Responds. Administered by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR), MD Responds is the primary resource for emergency public health and medical volunteers for Maryland. For those interested in volunteering, complete the application form online. For more information, visit MD Responds.