LaSaundra McCoy, MSW

  • Police Social Worker

LaSaundra McCoy is currently a Social Worker for the Bloomington Police Department. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) in 2020. She primarily worked with children and families through home based services. She has gained years of experience working with diverse populations during her 28 years of service working for Monroe County School Corporation’s Early Childhood Development program. LaSaundra has worked in the community through the Banneker Community Center. She was also a former Director for Campus Life Youth for Christ. She loves helping people so naturally she loves her position as a PSW.

Sessions

  • Social Work Track: Clinician Wellness

    This group will be group-based instead of panel-based. The group will discuss ways to promote their mental and physical health as an embedded PSW. The group will cover wellness after traumatic events/incidents, transitioning from work life to personal life, self-care and coping as a PSW, and how to navigate and cope with the political landscape.

  • Safety Considerations in Police Social Work

    The session will elaborate on the precautionary measures law enforcement agencies take to ensure the safety of embedded PSWs, including equipment and clearing calls prior to PSW engagement. The session will also cover safety considerations associated with the role of an embedded PSW versus a contracted social worker, working solo versus with officers.