Dr. Regina Gavin Williams-Hand Made Dreams Education Coordinator
We are excited to announce Dr. Regina Gavin Williams as our Hand Made Dreams Education Coordinator! Dr. Regina Gavin Williams will serve as a liaison to the community for the purpose of facilitating DREAM sessions. Our DREAM sessions are designed to bring the modules outlined in the Hand Made Dreams Toolkit to the community setting. The toolkit consists of three distinct modules: Beauty & ME, Beauty & You, Beauty & US. The topics covered are geared toward encouraging our young ladies to formulate their own perception of beauty, recognize the positive attributes in others, and value the act of giving back to the community in which they live.
Dr. Regina Gavin Williams is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Program Coordinator of Higher Education Administration at North Carolina Central University. She received her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, her masters degree from Valdosta State University, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a licensed professional counselor in the state of North Carolina, and a 2016 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Doctoral Fellow.
Dr. Williams has presented at conferences on the local, regional, and national levels in the fields of counseling and higher education. Her research interests include the career and college readiness and adult self-sufficiency of adolescents aging out of the foster care system, training therapeutic foster caregivers, and assisting adolescents with post-secondary education and career decision-making. As an educator, Dr. Williams has instructed/co-instructed courses in the areas of counseling, education, diversity, and social justice. She enjoys creating spaces for individuals to explore and celebrate their cultural differences, enhance advocacy skills, and assist others in making meaningful connections in their local communities. She also has a passion for providing spaces of support for mothers of color, serving as co-creator/co-chair of the conference, Hear our Voices: Advocacy for Mothers of Color. Her favorite role is that of mom to an amazing two-year old, Kara Rose, and partner to Ron Williams II.
To view Dr. Gavin Williams' latest work, please visit: https://youthtoday.org/2019/11/how-to-prepare-foster-care-adolescents-for-post-secondary-education/
If you are a community organization, book your DREAM session by contacting Ashley@handmadedreams.org.