Hydeen K. Beverly, MSW, is a doctoral student at the Steve Hicks School of social Work. He earned his master of social work from the University of Michigan, where he was awarded a clinical scholarship and trained to be a social worker for ethnic minority youth in urban settings. Hydeen is interested in the interconnectedness of social work and education, student development and restorative justice principles, and understanding resilience factors among Black men and boys. His research focuses on the role of social work practitioners as they help youth obtain education, use restorative justice practices to serve as a tool to break cycles of generational and historical poverty, and implement practices to overcome barriers to education success.
Hydeen’s research interests are grounded in his 10 years of experience practicing as a social worker in various professional settings working with youth and families in diverse capacities. His clinical experience consists of serving youth and their families to prepare them for education attainment and future success. He worked in school settings as an educator and mental health counselor and has extensive experience working with wraparound and family preservation programs. Hydeen is an author and hip hop spoken word artist. He uses creative writing as a tool to encourage education success and resiliency.
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