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Kendra Flores-Carter, D.S.W.

Associate Professor of Social Work

Social Work Dept. Event Planner (Unofficial Title)

Office Phone: 951-552-8198
Office Location: James Complex Room 271
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30AM-10:30PM and 12PM-#PM

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
  • Additional Education

    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

  • Courses Taught

    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

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    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

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    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

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

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

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

    Journal Article Publications
    Bucchio, Justin, Nikki Jones, and Kendra Flores-Carter. "Support Groups for Parents Experiencing Perinatal Loss." International Journal of Childbirth Education 33.3 (2018).
    Article Link

    Book Chapter Publication
    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.
    Book Link

    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

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Saint George Parish

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Postpartum Support International California State Chapter President

    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
    Caribbean Moms Network-Founder and CEO
    The Janet Don't Cry Foundation-Non-Profit Founder

  • Interests & Hobbies

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

  • Personal Philosophy

    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.