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Dr. Vivian Dorsett

Dr. Vivian Dorsett, PhD., is a juvenile justice practitioner and college instructor at Prairie View A&M University. She is President of the Texas Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America, co-founder/sponsor for a foster care alumni student network group at Prairie View A&M University, and is a member of Texas CASA Board of Directors and National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council. She is also a proud single parent of three wonderful boys.

As a practitioner, facilitator and instructor Dr.Dorsett uses Sociodramatic techniques to assist groups to collaborate with one another during whatever life transition they are currently experiencing. This makes the group cohesive and the individual willing to develop the social skills necessary to achieve a collective unity of tolerance, understanding and acceptance of one another. The instruction and skills Dr. Dorsett teaches assists young adults in developing social and professional skills that they can apply within their own lives and their social community.

Her personal advocacy is to bring awareness and positive change to improve policy and the lives of foster care and transitioning youth. “I work within the educational system, communities, juvenile justice, and foster care alumni to give our youth and young adults the skills they need to deal with social pressures, diversity and community bonding.”