Dominique Johns holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Psychology, a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in schools, and currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in social work with an emphasis in leadership and development. Dominique’s research is focused on developing preventive methods to decrease burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma among school social workers. In school social workers, research concerning burnout, compassion fatigue, self-care, and supervision is lacking prompting Dominique’s commitment to address some of the struggles school social workers faced.
Dominique works as a Related Service Provider Manager for Chicago Public Schools, overseeing 75 school social workers. She provides clinical consultation, professional development, and job performance evaluation. Over the last ten years, her social work journey included working in child welfare, providing clinical support to schools experiencing crisis situations, and working directly in the schools as a school social worker. She holds numerous trauma, restorative practice, anger management, and youth empowerment certifications. Dominique is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Within her sorority Dominique co-chairs the Physical and Mental Health committee. This committee provides the community and chapter members with different events centered around mental health, physical health, and physical fitness. Dominique strongly believes in providing individuals, including youth, a safe space to learn, grow, and develop self-awareness.