Kalen Flynn is a third-year student in SP2’s PhD program in Social Welfare. Her research examines the impact of violence on the lives of adolescents and their communities. She is currently working on a project examining school violence within the Philadelphia context. Prior to entering the PhD program, Kalen worked as a researcher at the American Institutes for Research, in the Human and Social Development Program. In this role, she served as Deputy Director for the Juvenile Justice Technical Assistance Center and worked with federal, state and local juvenile justice leaders. Kalen received her Master of Science in Social Policy and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from St. Joseph’s University.
Meagan Corrado (Senior Fellow)
Doctorate in Clinical Social Work candidate
Meagan Corrado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides clinical therapy to inner city youth in the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ areas. She is expected to earn her Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She earned her Master’s of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009 and her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Cairn University in 2008. She specializes in work with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. She created the Storiez Trauma Narrative intervention, a 9-step treatment to assist trauma-exposed inner city youth in creating, voicing, and honoring their life experiences. She completed trainings in Childhood Sexual Abuse Treatment, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, and homes. She takes a creative approach to her interventions with children, adolescents and families, incorporating elements of art, music, poetry and play therapy in her clinical practice.