Areas of Expertise:
Director, Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence, 2008- present. Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University.
Selected Workshops, Presentations and Public Testimony
Panelist – Bullying in Our Schools - College Board – Middle States Region and the Delaware Valley Minority Achievement Consortium (DVMSAC). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 5th, 2011.
Keynote – Freedom Fund Dinner “Student Leadership and Activism” - Penn State National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP), Penn State University, College Park, PA., November, 7th, 2010.
Panelist- A New Era of Education: Beyond the Bricks, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, November, 6th, 2010.
Workshop Presenter – Preventing Bullying in the Classroom, Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools - Walter Palmer Leadership Learning Charter School, Philadelphia, PA., October, 29th, 2010.
Public Testimony – Bullying Prevention, Baltimore City Council - Special Hearing, Baltimore, MD., June, 16th, 2010.
Public Testimony - Finding Humane Solutions to the Crisis of Youth Violence. Pennsylvania House of Representatives and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Girard College, Philadelphia, PA., June 4th, 2010.
Moderator - Toward a More Perfect Union: Confronting America’s Racial Divide, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA., March, 18th, 2010.
Workshop Presenter - Classroom Management, Noyce Scholars Program, School of Education, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA., April, 21st, 2010.
Public Testimony - Intergroup Conflict and School Violence. Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, April, 6th, 2010.
Public Testimony - Parent Accountability Act (SB. 99). Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, March, 15th, 2010.
Moderator - South Philadelphia High School - Diversity, Bullying and School-Aged Violence: Challenges and Solutions, 1st Community Symposium, Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA., February, 1st, 2010.
Public Testimony - Foster Care and Adoption. Joint Committees on Public Health, Human Services and Legislative Oversight, City Council of Philadelphia, PA, December, 15th, 2009.
Selected Peer Reviewed Scholarly Contributions
Williams, C. A. (2011, March). Mentoring and evidence-based tool to prevent youth violence and improve academic achievement among urban youth. Paper to be presented at the National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law, Reno, Nevada.
Williams, C. A. (2010, October). Social skills and mentoring: Getting urban youth to graduation with the support of evidence-based practices. Paper presented at the National Social Science Conference: Fall Professional Development Conference, Reno, Nevada.
Williams, C. A. (2010, May). Teaching social skills and mentoring: Preventing school failure. Paper presented at the One Voice International Conference for Educators, New Jersey. (Invited.)
Williams, C. A. (2010, May). Mentoring to improve outcomes: empowering our youth. In L. S. Reddick (Chair), 6th Annual Black Male Development Symposium. Workshop conducted at symposium conducted at Arcadia University¸ PA.
Williams, C. A. (2010, February). “He Aint’ Heavy…” : Mentoring, Collective Responsibility, and Social Change. Panel discussion at Black Leadership Summit - REACH Project. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Williams, C. A. (2009, November). Mentoring, social skills and caregiver support: Tools for preventing school-aged violence. Paper presented at One Voice International Conference for Educators, New York.
Selected Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publications
Williams, C. A. (accepted). Understanding the socio-cultural factors affecting learning in diverse student populations within the United States: Leading by example. In Aiken, J. A., & Gerstl-Pepin, C. (Eds.), Defining social justice leadership in a global context: The changing face of leadership (working). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Williams, C. A. (accepted). Mentoring and social skills training: Ensuring better outcomes for youth in foster care. Child Welfare.
Williams, C. A. (in press). Teaching Social Skills and Mentoring: Preventing school failure [Abstract]. One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works (Vol. 1, 2008-2009).
Williams, C. A. (in press). Mentoring, Social Skills and Caregiver Support: Tools for preventing school-aged violence [Abstract]. One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works (Vol. 1, 2010).