Board Member. MSW, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
An alumna of and Instructor at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Laura Hinds began her career as a direct practitioner with children, adolescents, and families at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For over ten years she developed her skills in HIV/AIDS specific care needs, case management, and high acuity hospital based social work practice, as well as psychotherapy. Throughout her career, Laura has been engaged in practicing with diverse populations, providing both general therapeutic and trauma specific services for the children and adolescents, members of the Transgender community, for grieving parents who have lost their infants, and individuals facing homelessness. Ms. Hinds has taught at The University of Pennsylvania at the graduate school of Social Policy and Practice every semester since 2007. Laura teaches a variety of courses focusing on life span and social emotional development, children and adolescents, human behavior, brief treatment and crisis intervention as well as both first and second year practice.