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Wanda Reives

Clinical Associate Professor

Wanda Reives



Suite 503-C

325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-962-8982

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Wanda F. Reives, MSW, is a clinical associate professor at the School of Social Work, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Project No Rest and Child Welfare Data Teams. Her work with Project No Rest includes the development of training and curriculum on human trafficking for county child welfare workers and administrators. Her work with the Child Welfare Data team provides links with child welfare data and policy analysis.

Reives is the former director of the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative, and she was the professional education coordinator for the North Carolina Workforce Project funded by the Children’s Bureau. She has taught in areas of child welfare policy and practice, family centered practice, and macro social work practice.

Prior to joining the faculty at the School of Social Work, she worked in child welfare as a manager at the county and state level for more than 25 years. She has served in elected and appointed offices with state and national organizations.

Degrees and Licenses

MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Meredith College

Primary Program

Child Welfare Data Team

Research and Professional Interests

Child Welfare Practice
Child Welfare Supervision
Public Human Services Administration
Child Welfare Workforce Development


Responding to Human Trafficking in the Child Welfare System

Other Projects

Project NO REST (North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children)

Responding to Human Trafficking in the Child Welfare System

Creating Indicators and Improving Outcomes: Analytic Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, Food and Nutrition Services in North Carolina