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Jennifer Roland

Family Advocate Coordinator

Contact

(217) 300-5791

PATH

510 Devonshire Dr.

Champaign, IL. 61820

Office Suite: H

About

Dr. Jennifer Roland is currently the Family Advocate Coordinator for the PATH program. In this role she trains and coaches Family Advocate Specialist to prepare the field of Family Peer Supporters. She works closely with the Clinical Director to ensure the high quality and fidelity of curriculum. Previously, Dr. Roland provided clinical services to adolescents experiencing homelessness, many of whom where teenage parents of small children. In addition, she has taught women’s studies, first-year immersion courses, and social work courses to undergraduate students. She enjoys mentoring non-traditional college students. Dr. Roland’s research examines the theory of intersectionality in social work practice and education. Her other research interests are social work practice with Black mothers, PTSD in youth of color, and critical race theory. Dr. Roland earned her PhD in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies from Texas Woman’s University and completed her MSW at Indiana University.

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