As a teaching associate and field advisor with the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program, Shawnti M. Johnson, MSW, LICSW, (she/her/hers) enjoys supporting students as they pursue their MSW. Prior to joining the UW, Shawnti was a lecturer with CWTAP and director of the Everett MSW Hybrid Program at Eastern Washington University. Shawnti’s focus at the UW CWTAP is with students working within child welfare at the Department of Children, Youth & Families, and students focused in child welfare at the Federally Recognized Tribes in Washington state. She is passionate about helping students to elevate their knowledge and skills to become active change makers and social justice focused masters-level social workers.
Shawnti is a licensed independent clinical social worker who received her MSW from the University of Washington in 2004 and holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Southern Oregon University. She is a Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program graduate, and started her career in public child welfare working at the state of Washington’s Children's Administration, now DCYF. For almost two decades her focus has been on issues affecting teens and youth, children with severe behavioral responses to trauma, and addressing racial disproportionality and its impact on Black, Indigenous and Latino families. Shawnti continues this commitment in her work with MSW students and active participation in public service activities, including community boards and volunteering. She is a member of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Oregon and Washington State Chapters.