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Jodi Flick

Clinical Associate Professor
Education Specialist

Jodi Flick


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Room 324-B

325 Pittsboro Street

Campus Box 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-962-4988

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Ms. Flick is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Social Work UNC- Chapel Hill. She works with the Behavioral Health Springboard program, teaching a course in Mental Health First Aid to faculty, staff and students across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. She received recognition in 2018 as a Top MHFA Instructor, for having trained over 2,000 people in MHFA.

Ms. Flick worked with the Family and Children’s Resource Program for 22 years developing numerous curricula for the Division of Social Services and training those courses in the classroom and online. She helped to develop an online training on Community Capacity Building for the U.S. Department of Defense. She has taught a direct practice course in the graduate school. She provides continuing education workshops for Allied Health Education Centers statewide and nationally on Suicide Prevention, and on Preventing Client Violence toward Clinicians.

In 2007, Ms. Flick won the UNC-Chapel Hill “Recycler of the Year” award for her efforts on campus.

Ms. Flick is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 40 years of clinical social work experience providing direct services in out-patient and in-patient mental health, as a Crisis Counselor with the Chapel Hill Police Department, in poverty relief services and in medical social work. She serves on the N.C. Suicide Prevention Task Force and the Triangle Coalition for Suicide Prevention. She also facilitates the Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group for the Chapel Hill/Durham area and in 2015 was honoree of the International Association of Social Work with Groups for her organization, coordination and facilitation of that group. Ms. Flick has considerable experience teaching at conferences, colleges and agencies. She is actively involved in volunteer work and community organization around social justice and service issues. Ms. Flick is a dynamic trainer who actively engages participants in the learning.

Degrees and Licenses

MSSW, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Primary Program

Behavioral Health Springboard


Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Lifelines Postvention Instructor

Research and Professional Interests

Suicide Prevention and Postvention
Clinician Safety from Client Violence
Effects of Trauma on Brain Development
Child Sexual Abuse

Other Projects

Carolina Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention

Recent Publications

Flick, J.A., McLellan, K., McMahan, J. (2018). Suicide and self-injury in children and teens. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Social Work.

Jolles, M.P., Flick, J.A., Wells, R., and Chuang, E. (2016). Caregiver involvement in behavioural health services in the context of child welfare service referrals: A qualitative study. Child and Family Social Work.

Flick, J.A., Jacobs-Deese, T., Little, R., Williams, A. (2015). Responding to Child Sexual Abuse. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Social Work, Jordan Institute for Families. This publication is a training manual (348 pages) and participant’s manual (99 pages) and powerpoint slides (161 slides) for a six-day training program for Department of Social Services – Child Protective Services employees in North Carolina.

Mancini, J. A., Bowen, G. L., Flick, J.A., Lindley, D., Swick, D., Arnold, A.L., Grimsley, N., Dove, M., McCoy, M., Ford, J., Norris, T., George, D., Hagues, R., Oed, M., Ross, D.B., Lucier-Greer, M. University of Georgia and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2012). Community capacity building: Supporting military service members and families. (NIFA Award No. 2012-48751-20279). [online 8-10 hour interactive course of 11 modules with 595 narrated slides, developed for the Department of Defense] Reference Manual at DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2521.5048

Presentations, Workshops and Media

Northwest AHEC: Advanced Issues in Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention. Greensboro, NC: August 9, 2019

University of Kentucky School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Louisville, KY. Client Violence: Keeping Yourself and Others Safe. July 24, 2019

Southern Regional AHEC: Suicide and the Military: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention. Camp Lejeune, NC. August 2, 2019

Greensboro AHEC: Crisis Intervention and Staff Recovery, Asheboro, NC. May 15, 2019

Northwest AHEC Nursing Conference. Youth Suicide: What's bullying got to do with it? Myrtle Beach, SC. August 1, 2019