Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.S.W. Social Work University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2017
M.S.W. Social Work California State University Long Beach 2007
B.A. Psychology California Statue University Dominguez Hills 2002

I hold a Maternal Mental Health Certificate through Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Certificate
Equity and Social Justice Certificate

Featured Member of PSI

Capstone I, II
Program Evaluation
Social Research
Human Behavior
Field Practicum
Counseling Psychology
Diversity in Counseling Psychology
Marriage Family Therapy
Behavioral Science
Foundations of Micro Practice
Advance Clinical Social Work Practice In Integrated Healthcare
Integrated Health Policy and Services
Advance Psychopathology
Medical Social Work
Global Social Policy

Research and Publication Interests
Recent Research Involvement- Health Disparities, Maternal Mortality Rates, Infant Mortality Rates, Effectiveness of Doulas for Birthing Mothers
Student Engagement- Decreasing Anxiety Symptoms among students to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom Setting
Perinatal Health and Wellness- Exploring the Knowledge Of Maternal Mental Health among Women of Color
Mental Health and Wellness-Exploring Interventions that Influence Attitudes towards People of Color Seeking Mental Health Services.
Maternal Child Health-Impact of Anxiety and Depression Symptoms on the fetus and infant
Mindfulness-Mindfulness Mediation and Reduction of Anxiety and Depression Symptoms
Immigration and Deportation-Immigrant Families and the Development of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms as it relates to Deportation

California State University, San Bernardino

Simmons University, Doctor of Social Work Program

Postpartum Support International- Perinatal Mental Health Certification National Training Faculty

International Experience
Belize Ministry of Education- Continued Professional Development Faculty
Belize Ministry of Youth Services- Trauma Informed Care Workshops
Belize Ministry of Human Development-Trauma Informed Care Workshops

Lead Researcher/Quality Assurance Study Director- San Bernardino County SEI/First 5 Maternal Health Consumer Survey 2021, 2024

Textbook Publication
Flores-Carter, Kendra. (2020). Medical Social Work Practice: A Christian Approach. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque Iowa.

Book Chapter Publication
Dyer, J. & Flores-Carter, K (2022). Integration of Spirituality and Therapy. In G. Crump Swaby. Healing Centered Treatment Approaches for Culturally Diverse Populations (Chapter 5). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt

Flores-Carter. Black Women and Postpartum Wellness: You Are Not Alone." In R. McGee, #Fierce Feminism: Women in the 21st Century (pp.95-102). An interdisciplinary Approach.
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Journal Article Publications
Hays, K., Flores-Carter, K., Costello, J., & Ellis, R. (2023). Enhancing supports to children of incarcerated parents: Introducing trauma informed training to church mentors. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 51(1), 41-57.
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Lara-Cinisomo, S., Loret de Mola, J. R., Flores-Carter, K., Tabb, K. M., & Roloff, K. (2022). Prenatal Depressive Symptoms, Self-Rated Health, and Diabetes Self-Efficacy: A
Moderated Mediation Analysis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(20), 13603.
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Bucchio, Justin, Nikki Jones, and Kendra Flores-Carter. "Support Groups for Parents Experiencing Perinatal Loss." International Journal of Childbirth Education 33.3 (2018).
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Media Publications
MSW Online : Ask the Experts with Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter (2021)
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Receives Two Awards (2018)

ARMC Employee Recognized For Work on Maternal Depression (2016)

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Employee Is Recognized For Her Work on Maternal Depression (2016)

ARMC Post-Partum Support Group Provides Counseling, Discussions, Resources (2015)

Support Group Information (2014)

The University of Tennessee College of Social Work Celebrates 75th Anniversary by Honoring 75 Social Workers Whose Efforts Advance the 12 Challenges for Social Work
Kendra Flores-Carter, Honoree #17 for Grand Challenge of Social Work #1: "Ensuring Healthy Development for Mothers, Babies, and Youth"

Podcast Interview
Caribbean Mothers and Perinatal Mental Health

Conference Presentations
Imagine Me Conference 2018
Enhancing Maternal Mental Health Care in a Hospital Setting

Postpartum Support International Conference 2018
Barriers and Maternal Mental Health Concerns in a Primary Care Setting

San Bernardino County Children's Network Maternal Mental Health Training
African-American mothers and Maternal Mental Health

San Bernardino County Children's Network Conference
Effective Collaboration Improving Maternal Mental Health

Saint George Parish

Postpartum Support International California State Chapter President 2020-2022

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School-PTG President

Inland Empire Maternal Mental Health Collaborative- Co Chair
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center- Member
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Pi Sigma Omega Chapter-Active Graduate Member
Fontana Police Chief Roundtable Advisory Board Mental Health Committee Chair
The Janet Don't Cry Foundation-Non-Profit Founder
NAACP San Bernardino Chapter Member
CSWE- African Americans and African Diaspora Track Conference Co-Chair

Traveling to Belize with Family
Volunteering and Community Service
Community Organizing
Global Engagement

Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work." Deuteronomy 15:10.

I believe in heavy student involvement in the classroom and community. Hands on experiences results in better learning and application of Social Work Theories and Evidence Based Practice.