Consultant, Knowledge, Development and Training
Carol Campbell Edwards, MSW, LCSW, joined the Youth Law Center as a consultant in 2016 after having been involved in Florida’s Quality Parenting Initiative implementation. Her work with the Youth Law Center focuses on training and professional development. Carol is a licensed clinical social worker and approved supervisor in the State of Florida with 27 years of direct and administrative service in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Marriage and Family Therapy and School Social Work. She is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Florida State University College of Social Work. Carol also works with the Florida Department of Children and Families as a member of the curriculum development team. Previously, she served as the Professional Development Director for Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc., and the statewide Training Manager for the Florida Professional Development Centers. Carol holds certifications from the Florida Certification Board, True Colors International, Langevin Learning Systems, and Florida’s Adoptions Competent Therapist program. Carol currently serves as the National Association of Social Workers-Florida, President-Elect. At FSU, Carol is the Faculty Diversity Committee Chair, and member of the Student Affairs Committee and Academic Affairs Committee. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the FSU Power of We Campaign. In the Tallahassee Community, Carol volunteers with Leon County Schools, the Foster Adoptive Parent Association, and mentors youth with foster care experiences. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the proud mother of two amazing daughters.
M.S.W., Florida State University, 1985
B.S.W., Florida State University, 1984
Honors: Florida State University Social Work Professor of the Year 2017; Florida Department of Children and Families 20 Years of Inspiration Award 2017; National Association of Social Workers-Big Bend Unit, Social Worker of the Year 2010