About Dr. Hardy
Dr. Veronica L. Hardy holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Master of Social Work degree, and clinical social work licensure. She has multiple book publications including The Process of Grief: The Underrated Form of Self-Care (Workbook for Helping Professionals), academic journal articles focusing on racial equity in schools and child sex trafficking, as well as co-authored grants focusing on schools and trauma. She has served on professional and community boards including the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board (Vice Chair), United Way of Robeson County (Board and Executive Committee), and the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics (Board of Copy Editors).
Dr. Hardy is a professional consultant for the anti-human trafficking organization Doing It For The Kingdom and a human trafficking services team member for the NC Youth Violence Prevention Center. She is the recipient of several acknowledgements for her civic contributions and teaching such as the recipient of the 2021 Dial Award for Community Service; nominee for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Nominee for The Board of Governors James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Services; The United Way of Robeson County Volunteer of the Year Award for Distinguished Service, Leadership, and Support to Robeson County; The Civic Excellence Award Honoree awarded by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Sigma Iota Omega Chapter; and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Outstanding Teaching Award.
Dr. Hardy carries academic research and writing interests focused on trauma-informed practice, racial and ability equity, as well as child sex trafficking. These interests have transitioned into the delivery of multiple trainings, peer-reviewed journal articles, and state, regional, and national presentations. She has been a presenter and/or keynote speaker at events including the Lilly International Spring Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, National Association of Social Workers (National Conference), National Association of Social Workers – NC Chapter (Annual Fall Conference and Clinical Social Work Institute), Council on Social Work Education (Annual Program Meeting), North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention, North Carolina School Social Workers Association Annual Fall Conference, and the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference.
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