St. Louis - Staff Information

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Gayle Flavin, LCSW
St. Louis Coordinator



Gayle Flavin holds a BSW from the University of Missouri and received her MSW from The Brown School of Social Work through Washington University in St. Louis. 


Gayle’s professional work experience includes child welfare, family services, program development, program replication, consultation, and training. Gayle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Missouri. As a St. Louis native, Gayle is eager to assist the local social work community.


To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Gayle can be reached at 314-963-3155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Of Interest

Missouri Among Top States for Prosecution of Human-Trafficking Cases

Annual reports show that Missouri is among the top 10 states for the number of defendants prosecuted in human-trafficking cases. With Missouri being a crossroads in the center of the country, this is an encouraging statistic. Read more about the actions being taken across the country and learn valuable statistics relating to human-trafficking in this News Tribune article

COVID-19 Brings Additional Struggles to Foster Families

This article from 'The Missourian' discusses the additional challenges foster families are experiencing during this unprecidented time. From virtual visits with biological parents, to training being moved online, every one is continuing to adapt and find a new normal. 

Resources For Social Workers Regarding COVID-19

With many Social Workers able to continue their work, understanding the importance of practicing safety when it comes to COVID-19 is imperative. Here is a collection of resources put together by the NASW to help direct Social Workers in their efforts. 

The Importance of Social Work

Many times, when bad days occur, we forget our purpose.... our why. Feelings of insignificance and irrelevance may creep in. This article from The New Social Worker reminds us, not only is our role as social workers important, but the lasting impact our work leaves is irreplaceable. 

We Are Always Looking For New Social Workers

Social Work p.r.n. is seeking MSW and BSW professionals interested in temporary, temp to hire, and direct hire work in the St. Louis Metropolitan area in all fields of practice. We provides social workers with a bridge to temporary and permanent placement opportunities while working to promote social work interests. It is our goal to match social workers with an employment opportunity that makes a fit for your whole life. This is a great opportunity for new graduates, those looking to make a shift in their career, social workers wanting temporary employment, retired social workers, social workers new to the region, etc. Applicants must possess a social work degree from a CSWE accredited university.

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.

Innovation in the field of Social Work- How Social Work p.r.n. Began

When the late Joan Upshaw started the company Social Work p.r.n. in 1988, she had a vision for the way social work could branch out from its traditional mold of direct practice and advocacy roles and expand its reach into social enterprise. Learn more about the start of Social Work p.r.n. here

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.