West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Dr. Gwenelle S. O’Neal, MSW, DSW, LSW
Graduate Social Work Department
Reynolds Hall 101
Dr. O’Neal is passionate about the development and use of multicultural resources in social work settings. Services to assist persons who may have been excluded or discriminated against in some way in our society often focus on accessing resources. The analysis of what has not worked and what can contribute to stronger student participation and performance requires acknowledging the broader picture. The remedies require persistent advocacy and continual efforts to address several variables. Racial and cultural socialization that incorporates resources produced by members of the diverse groups in families, educational, social service and mental health settings offer opportunities for people to learn about their cultural strengths and to grow and utilize these in decision making. Dr. O’Neal’s Multicultural Resources Database offers some ideas for sharing and developing practice or teaching strategies.
Dr. O’Neal’s primary area of practice is communities. Social work in communities requires research, organization, analysis, and utilization of information that points to specific areas of need. This data provides the evidence for advocacy and service design.
Dr. O'Neal's Multicultural Resources Database offers some ideas for sharing and developing practice or teaching strategies.