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

Simulation Helps Adults Understand Feelings of Foster Children

The Child Advocacy Center, in Springfield, Missouri, recently held a simulation assigning participating adults current situations local foster children are experiencing. These situations were read aloud for everyone to hear. This article helps readers gain a better perspective on the lives of children in these situations and a greater understanding of why help is so important. 


The Role of Social Work in the Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

This NASW article, found here, highlights how social workers are working toward criminal justice reform. Such issues as solitary confinement, identifying criminal behavioral traits and the work of social work within prisions is addressed. 


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.


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


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.