Dakota L King-White, Ph.D.
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 Title: Assistant Professor
School Counseling Coordinator
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 274
 Phone: 216-687-5291
 Email: D.L.KING19@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 274, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Pre-K to 12 Education, Children of Incarcerated Parents, School Counseling in the 21st Century, Trauma-Informed Care in Pre-K-12 Schools
 
Education:
B.A., Psychology, Notre Dame College of Ohio, 2001
M.A., Counseling, Heidelberg University, 2004
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Toledo, 2012
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Dakota King-White joined CSU in fall 2016 in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL). Within the department she is a core faculty member and coordinator of school counseling in the CACREP-accredited counseling program. Prior to coming to CSU, she received her Ph.D. in 2012 in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo. She has an extensive background in working in K-12 education where she has served as a school counselor, mental health therapist, and administrator.

Dr. King-White studies the psychological, emotional, and behavioral effects of parental incarceration and strategies to developing mental health models in K-12 schools. Through her research she has designed a group counseling curriculum for children of incarcerated parents, which has been implemented within K-12 education. Her most recent tool for children of incarcerated parents is a children¿s book, Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away.  She has also created a mental health model that is used in K-12 education to help address the mental health needs of students within the academic setting. The model is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing mental health needs within schools. Dr. King-White is passionate about children succeeding and believes that ALL students can succeed if given the right tools and opportunities.
 
Honors and Awards:
YWCA Greater Cleveland's  Distinguished Young Woman Award
National Education Policy Program Fellow
Ohio Association of Black School Educators Award
Woman of Influence Award
Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society
 
Creative and Activities:
King-White, D. (2018). King-White, D. (2018). Resolving conflict and improving communication to help students to succeed. Presented to Michael R. White Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2018). Children having incarcerated parents succeeding. Presented at the National School Social Work Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2018). Promoting self-care and a balanced quality of life for adult practitioners. Presented at the Adult Higher Education Alliance Conference, Orlando, Florida.

King-White, D. (2018). Ten strategies of trauma-informed schools to support all students. Presented at the International School Counselor Association Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.

King-White, D. (2018). Trauma-informed care in schools and effective strategies to help children of incarcerated parents. Presented at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

MacCluskie, K., King-White, D., Litam, S., King, E., Hess, M., and Mate, M. (2018). Helping skills for caring educators and counselors. Presented at KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya.

King-White, D., MacCluskie, K., and King, E. (2018). Healthy coping strategies for students to succeed. Presented to Babadoa Secodary School, Nairobi, Kenya.

King-White, D. (2018). Understanding your child¿s special needs. Presented to Michael R. White Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio.

King-White, D. and Walsh-Brickman, J. (2017). Addressing discipline issues for students with disabilities. Presented at the Ohio School Board Association, Columbus, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). The trauma-informed school. Presented to East Cleveland City Schools, East Cleveland, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). The trauma-informed school. Presented to Ginn Academy at Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). Handling challenging behaviors with students with disabilities by addressing mental health. Presented to Warrensville City Schools, Warrensville, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). Collaborating with community partners and families to support students socially, emotionally and academically. Presented at the Ohio Department of Education Statewide Summit for Enrichment & Education, Columbus, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). Trauma-informed schools and best practices. Presented to the Humanware Department at Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). Mental health considerations when working with students with disabilities. Presented to Warrensville City Schools, Warrensville, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). Developing mental health models in schools. Presented to East Cleveland City Schools, East Cleveland, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). The trauma-informed school. Presented to Warrensville City Schools, Warrensville, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). Mental health considerations when working with students with disabilities. Presented to Warrensville City Schools, Warrensville, Ohio.

King-White, D. (2017). The impact
 
Research Interests:
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Pre-K to 12 Education, Children of Incarcerated Parents, and School Counseling in the 21st Century
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Business and Professional Women Organization
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
International School Counselor Association
Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Ohio Counseling Association
Ohio School Counselor Association
Sisters of the Academy
Textbook and Academic Writing Association
 
Professional Experience:
Mental Health Therapist for the District, 2014-2016
Sandusky City Schools, Sandusky, Ohio
Developed a multi-tiered system mental health model to support academic achievement by addressing
mental health
Implemented district-wide social and emotional curriculum
Provided individual counseling services for students with clinical counseling diagnoses, academic,
personal/social, and career development concerns
Consulted and collaborated with teachers, parents, and other staff members pertaining to mental health
concerns impacting students
Conducted professional development trainings for faculty and staff
Disseminated resources to parents, faculty, and staff about mental health services within the
community
Collected and analyzed data to ensure that counseling services were relevant to the needs of students

Professional School Counselor, 2007-2012
Sandusky High School, Sandusky, Ohio
Provided individual counseling services for students with academic, personal/social, and career
development concerns
Consulted with teachers, parents, and other staff members about students¿ concerns
Proctored ACT, Advanced Placement and Ohio Graduation Tests
Collaborated with Stein Hospice to provide grief counseling groups
Presented information to freshmen during freshmen orientation
Offered college and career information to seniors through individual guidance
Coordinated annual college night for juniors
Provided resources to parents, staff and students during National Bullying Prevention Month
Initiated outreach programs for students who were in juvenile detention center

Counselor Trainee, 2009- 2011
Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, Sandusky, Ohio
Co-facilitated youth substance abuse groups to clients under court imposed conditions
Provided mental health counseling for children, adolescents, and adults
Designed and implemented curriculum for social skills group and administered the program to
participants who were diagnosed with ADHD/ADD
Created treatment plans for clients
 
University Service:
Faculty Affairs Committee Member at Cleveland State University, 2017-2019
Coordinator for School Counseling Program in Counseling Department at Cleveland State University, Present
Reviewer for Faculty Service Initiative Grant at Cleveland State University, 2018
 
Professional Service:
Board Member for the Ohio School Counselor Association, 2018-2020
Board Member for the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2017-2019
Principal Innovation Grant Cohort at Cleveland State University, 2017-2018
Mayfield City Schools Innovation Committee, 2017-2018
National Education Policy Program Fellow, 2017-2018
Board Member of the Erie County Educational Foundation, 2017-2019