Chanel A. Frias,
Licensed Master Social Worker
Chanel is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Social
Work (BSW), and has a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration on
Children and Families from Clark Atlanta University. Chanel is a facilitator, trainer, and has been a guest speaker. If you would like to book her, please use contact information below.
Presenter, SNUG Healing Circles NY State Department of
Panelist, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. HBCU: A Call to Action
Facilitator, Trillium Health Employee Assistance Program
Facilitator, Top 10 Challenging Mental Health Conditions-Children in Foster
Facilitator, Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
Presenter/Panelist, OnPoint College Mental Health Wellness Workshop
Some of Chanel’s accomplishments include being selected as a 2018 Leadership Academy Participant at Upstate Medical University Hospital. The content of this academy focused on basic leadership skills with the premise that all employees are leaders within Upstate.
Participants worked in teams on self-selected projects that had a positive impact on the institution. Most recently, Chanel was selected from a competitive applicant pool, to be a cohort member for the 2019 Millennial Women Making
Moves Learning Community. MWMMLC is a leadership development program specifically designed to develop and accelerate the career paths of early- and mid-career professional women of color.
Chanel is also the former Violence Education Prevention
Social Worker at Upstate Medical University Hospital.
Chanel worked primarily with self-identified current and former gang members in the city of Syracuse,
who were victims of non-accidental trauma. During her work as the "VEPOP" social worker, Chanel was able to provide assistance to victims during their hospitalization and during their transition back into the community. Chanel pioneered the
" VEPOP Achievement Celebration", in order to incentivize patients who successfully completed their
individualized goals while participating in the VEPOP program.