EP15: Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

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Carla Gonzalez is a clinical social worker and domestic violence survivor who leverages her professional skills and her platform as Miss U.S. World Elite (among other titles) as a vehicle for speaking out against domestic violence, bullying and sexual assault.

Published October 16, 2018

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About Carla Gonzalez

Carla Gonzalez holds a master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in public health for over 20 years. She's a member of the state Human Trafficking Task Force, State and National Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault coalitions, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Academy on Violence and Abuse, and International Bullying Prevention Association. She was awarded the Individual Anti-Bullying award by the National School Safety Advocacy Council and the Power of One award by the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

In addition to Miss US World Elite (2017), she's held the titles of Ms United Nation International (2013-2014), Miss America International (2012), and Miss US of America (2011).

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