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Umeka Franklin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Field Education Dept. of Children Youth and Families

Clinical Social Worker focused on children and families, experienced with military veterans for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Umeka Franklin
Phone:  +1 213.8214014
Rank:  Clinical Field
Department:  Children, Youth and Families
Assignment:  Ground

Umeka Franklin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Field Education Dept. of Children Youth and Families

Clinical Social Worker focused on children and families, experienced with military veterans for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Biography

UMEKA FRANKLIN began her career as an adjunct field faculty lecturer teaching integrative seminars as well as courses in military clinical experience and Virtual Field Practicum. She also served as a field liaison at the Virtual Academic Center. She is currently a clinical assistant professor in field education in the Department of Children, Youth and Families. A licensed clinical social worker, she has worked across the lifespan providing services to various populations. She served in a leadership role as a social work coordinator working with military veterans for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. After earning a Veterans Health Administration Mentor Certification, Franklin mentored and supported employees and staff at the VA. She has also worked as a psychiatric social worker for the Los Angeles Unified School District, providing direct clinical services to individuals, families and groups. In addition, she has expertise as a medical social worker with an emphasis on nephrology, as well as working with children and families who have experienced traumatic events. Franklin received a bachelor’s degree in social work and a gerontology certificate from California State University, Los Angeles. She received her master’s degree in social work and a Pupil Personnel Services credential from USC. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education.

Education

University of Southern California

M.S.W. 2002

California State University Los Angeles

B.A. 1997

Area of Expertise

  • Traumatic Events
  • Medical Social Work
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Nephrology
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Industry Experience

  • Mental Health Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education/Learning
  • Health Care - Services