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About Austin Griffiths

Austin Griffiths is an Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University, having previously worked in child and adult protective services for Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Dr. Griffiths received his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Kentucky, with his dissertation research focusing on the health consequences of working in public child welfare.  He earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Social Work at Western Kentucky University, and is currently involved in a number of projects focused on child welfare practice, training, and workforce development.  

Positions

Present Child Welfare Support Coordinator, Western Kentucky University Department of Social Work
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Present Part-Time Instrutor, Western Kentucky University Department of Social Work
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Recipient, Staff Advisor/Student Services Support Award
  • 2016 Nominee, WKU Outstanding Student Services Award
  • 2016 Recipient, Hometown Hero, Modern Woodmen of America
  • 2011 Recipient, Western Kentucky University Department of Social Work, MSW Legacy Award,
  • 2011 Recipient, Western Kentucky University, Department of Social Work, MSW Distinguished Graduate Award,
  • 2010 Inductee, Phi Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society,
  • 2009 Recipient, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Two Rivers Region, MSW Stipend Award

Courses

  • SW 436 Services to Families and Children
  • SW 101 Foundations of Human Services
  • SW 579 Partnership in Assessing Children and Families
  • SW 574 Enhancing Safety and Permanency for Children
  • SW 560 Generalist Field Practicum I
  • SW 436G Services to Families and Children

Education

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2017 PhD, University of Kentucky ‐ College of Social Work
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2011 M.A. Social Work, Western Kentucky University ‐ Department of Social Work
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2006 B.A. Sociology, Western Kentucky University
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Contact Information


Austin Griffiths, Ph.D., CSW
Child Welfare Support Coordinator
Part Time Social Work Instructor
Western Kentucky University
Department of Social Work
Academic Complex 210C
1906 College Heights Blvd., #11039
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1039
270 745 2676 (office)
270 745 6841 (fax)

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