Our next monthly speaker for July 10th will be:
Deshunda Mitchell began working in 1998 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric Medical Social Worker. Deshunda joined the team in the Child Abuse Intervention Department. As a Pediatric Medical Social Worker she is responsible for psychosocial assessments and interventions regarding children who are suspected victims of child maltreatment. Deshunda participates in pediatric crisis intervention through the emergency department, sexual assault program, physical assault program and pediatric outpatient programs. Deshunda works collaboratively with law enforcement, Child Protection Services, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, mental health agencies, Madigan Army Medical Center, multiple Pierce County public schools, Puyallup Tribe and others under the umbrella of the Child Advocacy Center of Pierce County (CAC). She consults with patients, families, community physicians and all agencies within the CAC. Deshunda has provided training at Child Protection Services, Puyallup Tribe, Safe Streets, and employees of MultiCare Health System’s, Women’s Correctional Facility of Washington and various Rotary Club’s. Deshunda continues to strive toward effective parent, family and community education, in an effort to intervene in situations of child abuse and keeping children safe from child maltreatment.