Shamele Hill, MSW has earned a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University and a Master of Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University. Ms. Hill has been involved in the field of Social Work for approximately 18 years, and has extensive experience in working with victims, specifically victims of domestic violence and children who have been abused and neglected. Ms. Hill currently works in the capacity of Director of Training at a child welfare agency in St. Louis, MO, where she develops and facilitates trainings and support groups for resource parents, youth, and child welfare professionals.
Ms. Hill has facilitated trainings on the topics of Trauma-Informed Care for child welfare professionals and community members utilizing The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Curriculum. She has also collaborated with the City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she has presented at conferences and trainings for the faith-based community in Phoenix, AZ. Additional topics Ms. Hill has presented on include: Self-care, The Essential Building Blocks of Resiliency, Laws, Policies and Procedures Governing Child Welfare, Transracial Adoptions, and Human Trafficking.
Ms. Hill is also a Training Consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) where she served as one of the original Resiliency Coaches for the OVC-funded Resiliency Project. As a result, a pilot-tested program model that child abuse organizations can use to build resiliency in their employees and volunteers was developed. Ms. Hill currently provides training and consultation of the model to programs in different states and locally. She also develops and facilitates different training curriculums and modules for OVC TTAC and local agencies.
Ms. Hill is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network, and a Board member on the Enculture Institute of Research and Program Development Institutional Review Board.