Stephanie Carnes, LL.M., LCSW is a consultant, researcher and doctoral student at SUNY Albany's School of Social Welfare. She focuses on the nexus of mental health and education, specifically with immigrant students. She was previously a trauma-focused bilingual school social worker in a large public high school in New York’s Hudson Valley as well as the Lead Clinician in a federally-funded shelter program for unaccompanied children from Central America. She has spoken at national and international conferences on topics related to trauma treatment and culturally competent mental health and education for Spanish-speaking immigrant children and adolescents, and has published opinion pieces on the effect of trauma on immigrant children.
In addition to a Master's degree in clinical social work, Stephanie also holds an LL.M Masters of Law degree in International Human Rights Law.
As a consultant, her goal is to spark dialogue and promote positive change, and she challenges the districts and agencies with whom she works to re-envision the meaning of an inclusive community.