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Shelton Young

Doctoral Student


Shelton Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from The University of North Carolina Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in social work, with a concentration in school social work and a minor in sociology. Shelton earned his master's degree in social work with a concentration in clinical social work from The Joint Master of Social Work Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a unique collaboration between the largest HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and PWI (Predominantly White Institutions) that was formally a women's college. His practice experience includes supporting youth and transitional-aged adults in various settings.

Shelton has experience in higher education as a program coordinator and mental health therapist in multiple areas of child welfare. He developed a mental health services program within a school district funded by the Innovative Partnership Grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The inaugural program centered on the mental and behavioral health of middle school students needing Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) as outlined by the state's federally approved plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Shelton's goal is to launch a well-rounded research agenda that seeks to fill gaps related to the well-being of young African American men and boys and offer salient findings and implications that could inform service delivery and policy development within various social structures, including schools and public health/medical settings.