Cassidy Baker
University of North Texas
Social Work
(940) 565-2687
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Education

MSW, University of Oklahoma, 2003.
Major: Social Work
Degree Specialization: Direct Practice
BA, Baylor University, 2002.
Major: Social Work
Degree Specialization: Family Studies

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Child Welfare Program Coordinator | Title IV-E, University of North Texas. (2013 – Present).
Government
Felony Family Violence Victim Specialist, Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. (20112013).
Child Protective Services Supervisor, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. (20032011).

Licensures and Certifications

Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers. (July 2018 – Present).

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Board Approved Supervisor, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. (May 5, 2010April 30, 2021).

Professional Memberships

Texas Council on Family Violence. (2012 – Present).

Texas County and District Attorney's Association. (2011 – Present).

Texoma Branch Steering Committee 2014- Present, National Association of Social Workers (NASW). (2001 – Present).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
SOWK 3610, Social Work Practice I, 2 courses.
SOWK 3800, Social Work Practice I, 4 courses.
SOWK 3996, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, 2 courses.
SOWK 4000, Ethics and Professionalism in Practice, 2 courses.
SOWK 4700, Child Welfare Practice and Services, 12 courses.
SOWK 4810, Social Work Practice III, 3 courses.
SOWK 4870, Social Work Integrative Seminar, 18 courses.
SOWK 4875, Social Work Field Practicum, 18 courses.

Non-Credit Instruction

Guest Lecture. (March 2014 – Present).

Certification, 6. (July 1, 2012 – Present).

Guest Lecture. (November 6, 2019November 6, 2019).

Guest Lecture. (October 29, 2019October 29, 2019).

Workshop. (October 16, 2019October 16, 2019).

Continuing Education, Denton County Court Appointed Special Advocates. (July 22, 2019July 22, 2019).

Workshop. (January 7, 2019January 7, 2019).

Guest Lecture. (December 10, 2018December 10, 2018).

Guest Lecture. (October 2018October 2018).

Guest Lecture. (February 14, 2017February 14, 2017).

Guest Lecture. (October 28, 2016October 28, 2016).

Guest Lecture. (June 21, 2016June 21, 2016).

Guest Lecture. (February 11, 2016February 11, 2016).

Directed Student Learning

Supervised Research,"Title IV-E Program Evaluation: Utilizing Social Work Education to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce," Social Work. (December 1, 2019 – Present).

Other, Social Work. (August 2019December 2019).

Other, Social Work. (August 2019December 2019).

Other, Honors College. (January 2019May 2019).

Supervised Research,"Does Family Group Conferencing Participation in Bexar County Differ by Race?," Honors College. (January 2019May 2019).

Awards and Honors

Mean Green Faculty Spotlight Award, UNT Athletics. (October 19, 2019 – Present).

Thank a Teacher, Office of the Provost. (February 11, 2019 – Present).

Thank a Teacher, Office of the Provost. (July 21, 2016 – Present).

Thank a Teacher, Office of the Provost. (December 10, 2014 – Present).

Research

Presentations Given

Professional Meeting Contribution

Baker, C. (Presenter), National Association of Social Workers/Texas Conference, Increasing Mother and Child Safety: Program Evaluation for CPS-Involved Battered Women, NASW Texas, Galveston, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Project

Baker, C. (Author & Presenter), Choosing Healthy Relationships: A Program Evaluation, United States of America. (20172017).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Teaching
Baker, C. (Principal), "Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Grant," Sponsored by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Federal, $458973 Funded. (January 8, 2020June 30, 2020).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, PAC Committee - Non-tenure track. (February 18, 2020 – Present).

Special Institutional Assignment, Interim BSW Program Director. (January 2020 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Advocating for Families and Children Together (AFCT) Student Organization. (November 2018 – Present).

Member, GreenDot Bystander Intervention Trained Facilitator. (January 2017 – Present).

Faculty Mentor, Coordinator for Denton County CPS Halloween Visitation Party. (August 2015 – Present).

Committee Member, Committee for the Prevention and Education on Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence. (June 25, 2014 – Present).

Committee Member, BSW Program Admissions Committee. (January 2014 – Present).

Member, Chilton Hall Safety Coordinator. (January 2014 – Present).

Faculty Mentor, Coordinator UNT Child Abuse Awareness Campaign and Fundraiser. (January 2014 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Title IV-E Child Welfare Program Coordinator. (November 23, 2013 – Present).

Committee Member, College of Health and Public Service Implementation Design Action Plan (IDAP) Committee. (September 9, 2019December 15, 2019).

Committee Member, Graduate Assistant Hiring Committee. (August 26, 2019September 6, 2019).

Committee Member, College of Health and Public Service Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee (SPCC). (February 1, 2019August 31, 2019).

Committee Member, Hiring Committee - Administrative Coordinator. (May 1, 2019July 15, 2019).

Program Organizer, Social Work Month Department Celebration. (March 28, 2019March 28, 2019).

Faculty Advisor, Social Work Student Association. (August 2015December 2018).

Co-Chair, Advocacy and Education Subcommittee - Committee for the Prevention and Education on Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence. (January 29, 2015December 31, 2018).

Committee Member, Hiring Committee - Assistant Professor. (November 22, 2016April 30, 2017).

Committee Member, Hiring Committee - Associate Professor. (November 22, 2016April 30, 2017).

Guest Speaker, PACS First Flight Panel. (August 25, 2016August 25, 2016).

Committee Member, Hiring Committee - Visiting Lecturer. (March 2016May 2016).

Committee Member, Hiring Committee - UNT Survivor Advocate (New Position). (January 20, 2015April 30, 2015).

Professional Service

Officer, Other Officer, National Association of Social Workers - Texoma Branch, Denton, Texas. (July 1, 2018 – Present).

Board of Directors, National Association of Social Workers - Texoma Branch, Denton, Texas. (January 2014 – Present).

Public Service

Committee Member, Dallas and Ft. Worth TubaChristmas. (October 1, 2014 – Present).

Committee Member, Denton County Adoption Day Steering Committee. (November 2013 – Present).

Committee Member, Denton County CPS Citizens Review Team. (September 2013 – Present).

Program Organizer, Commerce TubaChristmas. (September 1, 2009 – Present).

Committee Member, Our Community, Our Kids Training Committee, Fort Worth, Texas. (November 2018October 16, 2019).

Guest Speaker, Advocating for Families and Children Together (AFCT). (October 9, 2019October 9, 2019).

Workshop Organizer, Denton County Family Violence and Child Protection Leadership Summit. (January 18, 2019January 18, 2019).

Workshop Organizer, UNT Refugee Summit. (October 2, 2017October 2, 2017).

Committee Member, Take A Stand for Children. (February 1, 2017April 30, 2017).

Workshop Organizer, Seeking Justice for Victims Through Strong Investigations. (April 27, 2017April 27, 2017).

Workshop Organizer, New LENSES: Learning, Educating, & Networking to Serve and Engage Survivors. (October 8, 2015October 8, 2015).

Consulting

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), United Way - Denton County Homeless Coalition, United States of America. (September 13, 2018December 17, 2018).

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Denton County Friends of the Family, Denton, TX, United States of America. (January 2016August 2017).

Awards and Honors

Institution Faculty / Staff of the Month, University of North Texas. (January 2019 – Present).

Liberty Bell Award, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. (April 29, 2016 – Present).

Heart of Hope Award (Practice III Class Award), Giving Hope, Inc. of Denton County. (April 2015 – Present).

Social Worker of the Year, NASW - Texoma Branch. (March 2013 – Present).

CPS Worker of the Year, CASA of Denton County. (March 20092009).

CPS Worker of the Year, CASA of Denton County. (March 20042004).