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Veronica Hardy

Dr. Veronica Hardy

     Dr. Veronica L. Hardy has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, a Master of Social Work degree, Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare, and clinical social work license in North Carolina. She is currently a professor of social work at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and adjunct faculty member within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hardy stresses engagement within the community and serves as an anti-child sex trafficking advocate and has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles such as Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Practice Implications for Mental Health Professionals and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Adolescents: Gender-Specific and Trauma-Informed Care Implications. She also focuses her efforts toward promoting racial equity in K-12 schools by training school support personnel. She is facilitating a grant focusing on racial health equity and has provided multiple keynote presentations focusing on race-based trauma.

     Dr. Hardy has served as a Board Member of the United Way of Robeson County, a Board Member of the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, and has volunteered for numerous task forces and organizations in Robeson County, including facilitating groups for women at the Robeson County Detention Center, serving on an anti-gang coalition, facilitating groups for adolescents at the Methodist Home for Children, volunteering at fundraising events for Guardian ad Litem, and serving on sexual violence and domestic violence prevention task forces. She has multiple book publications, including The Process of Grief: The Underrated Form of Self-Care and Becoming Un-Tangled: Eight Simple Strategies for Cleaning Up Your Life, Mind, and Habits, and Let’s Talk About Finances: A Path to Financial Wellness for Social Work Students and Graduates. 

     She embraces opportunities to mentor fellow social workers and academic professionals. She serves as a mentor to junior faculty, focusing on the tenure and promotion process. Furthermore, she created and facilitates a mentorship group via Facebook titled The Social Work Lounge. To learn more about Dr. Hardy, please visit www.drveronicahardy.com.

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