Yvette M. Richardson earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Shaw University and her Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University. She holds a Clinical Social Work and School Social Worker license. Prior to joining Barton, she worked as a school social worker for several years in Halifax and Nash counties. Richardson also offers community-based mental health assistance in Nash and Edgecombe counties. She has served as a part-time adjunct instructor at Barton College and East Carolina University for several years. Her passion and main areas of research are child trauma; resiliency; community crisis response and mental health; school social work; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.