Kim Young, MSW, LCSW

Position title: Clinical Social Worker

Kim Young in a blue wide brimmed hat, red and blue plaid jacket, and leopard print shirt.

Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia with over a decade of experience working alongside at promise youth, families, and communities. Kim is deeply committed to cross sector collaboration that utilizes an asset based approach to develop strategies which promote community driven solutions to system created problems. Kim believes that relationships heal and there is power in curiosity, empathy, compassion, and kindness.

Presentation Title: Combating the Gatekeeping of Social Work : A #StopASWB Panel

Presentation Description: In Aug 2022, the social work profession got confirmation that concerns about the ASWB licensure tests were true and the test at all levels showed heavy racial, language and age biases and other data was still not released. This panel will discuss the current issues with how social workers are evaluated, the actions and discussions being had, and what it means for our profession to continue to be ruled by racist, ableist, and generally oppressive gatekeeping praxis.