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Jewel Woods MSW


Jewel Woods, M.A., MSW, LISW-S, is the Founder and Clinical Director of Male Behavioral Health, an outpatient mental health practice dedicated to addressing the mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs of men and boys, and the Center For Men & Boys. Under his leadership, Male Behavioral Health has grown to three state-wide offices and obtained several major community partnerships, including with local school districts. Jewel is a licensed independent social worker with training supervision designation who has over 20 years of advocacy working with and on behalf of diverse individuals and communities. Jewel has a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Master's degree in Social Work. He is a former Ford Foundation New Voices Fellow, a past University of Chicago Minority Scholar Program recipient, and a select member of the Fragile Families Study at Columbia University.

Jewel has gained extensive expertise as a therapist working with men and boys for over two decades and has established himself as an inspirational leader and speaker. He has presented at the United Nations and given talks at colleges and universities across the United States and Internationally. He is also an author and a gender analyst whose views on men and boys in American society have been featured on TV, national news & radio talk programs. His publications have been featured in both academic publications and popular new media, including Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jewel previously served as the Executive Director of Renaissance Male Project Inc., providing overall vision and leadership as the CEO of a growing national organization. His passion for eradicating domestic violence and human sex trafficking has made an impact on many lives. Professional, powerful, and genuine, Jewel Woods leads by example and encourages men and boys around him to improve their quality of life and to make a positive change in society.

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