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    Jaxinta Shaffer, LCSW, School Safety Program Social Worker, jshaffer@phoenixunion.org; 602-341-3451; Room S143, Office Hours 7:30am-3:30pm

    Community social worker, bridge maker and advocate would be some phrases I would use to describe myself. I have over 15 years of experience as a community social worker, before entering school social work I was a medical social worker, then transitioned to clinical practice primarily working with Spanish speaking youth and their families. My primary modalities and theoretical approach with youth and families include play therapy and person centered approaches.

    Master of Public Health (MPH), Arizona State University
    Master of Social Work (MSW), Arizona State University
    Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Arizona State University

    Arizona Association for Play Therapy (National Awards Committee) 

    Arizona School Boards Association, Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus

    School Social Work Association of Arizona (Board Member)


    Arizona Department of Education Certified School Social Worker

    Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor 

    AVID Student Club Co-Sponsor

    Participatory Budget Parent Sponsor

    Watch a Spanish language panel discussion on mental health and resources available to the community  

    Como Cultivar el Desarrollo Social y Emocional de su Estudiante video

    Social/Emotional Parent Workshops courtesy of the Arizona Attorney General's Office

    Anti Bullying for Teens

    E Cigarette Awareness for Teens

    Human Trafficking for Teens

    Internet Safety

    Opioid Awareness for Teens

    Suicide Prevention for Teens

    Young Consumer Guide



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