Shaunna Millar has been a social worker for over eighteen years, receiving both her BSW and MSW degrees from Wichita State University. Before returning to Wichita State University in 2010, she was an adjunct instructor for Butler Community College in Andover, Kansas, for ten years, and had served as a previous visiting instructor with WSU in 2003-2004. She has taught across the social work curriculum, and has particular interests in creativity in multilevel practice, social welfare policy, community action, and children’s issues.
Shaunna has worked primarily in the areas of child welfare, mental health, forensic social work, and juvenile justice. She started her career working with the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center as a children’s advocate, and continued working with children facing issues of violence and sexual abuse with the Exploited & Missing Child Unit at SRS and with the Wichita Children’s Home. These experiences led her into social work experiences addressing the mental health needs of youth in the Juvenile Justice system with Sedgwick County Department of Corrections, and providing outpatient adult and child individual, family and group therapy with Youthville Family Consultation Service.
She currently facilitates writing workshops for sexual assault survivors at the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) and serves on the Wichita State University Tilford Executive Committee. She is an Online Faculty Fellow for 2015-16, and was awarded a Tilford Fellowship in 2014-15. She also provides student volunteer support for the United Way Point in Time Count for Sedgwick County, Kansas, and provides training and support for social workers in Wichita and surrounding communities.