Dr. Sharon Custer, LISW-S
Sharon Custer is the Director of Social Work Field Education at Miami University where she oversees internships for students and develops relationships throughout the community related to trauma, behavioral-health prevention and interventions, and supporting families across the lifespan. In addition to teaching courses, her research interests include practices to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint, trauma-responsive schools, family engagement, behavioral health prevention, and community partnerships. Most recently, her work includes taking an active role with the newly developed Ohio School Wellness Initiative designed to support Student Assistance Program and Staff Wellness practices across Ohio’s k-12 schools. Prior to coming to Miami, Dr. Custer’s practice experience included behavioral health service coordination, advocacy, early childhood education, prevention, and adoption.