Athens, Ga. – Deryl Bailey, associate professor of counseling and human development services in UGA’s College of Education, has received the 2007 Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award from the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
The ACA is honoring Bailey for his exemplary record of challenging multiple oppressions in the counseling profession and the Athens community. Faculty members, graduate students and parents nominated Bailey for the award in recognition of his efforts to support students through his Empowered Youth program.
Bailey founded the award-winning Empowered Youth project in 1989 and serves as its director. The project includes programs such as Gentlemen on the Move, Young Women Scholars, and Parents of Empowered Youth which focus on providing children and adolescents in grades K-12 with tutoring, guidance and vital social skills training while offering a supportive structure for their parents. The programs conduct Saturday workshops for parents, a Saturday academy, semester exam lock-ins, summer academies, and the programs continually monitor students’ progress in school.
Bailey has received national awards from Counselors for Social Justice and the Association for Specialists in Group Work for his outstanding work and community outreach efforts. He also served as co-chair for the ACA’s task force on exemplary practices with mental health models in school counseling. He is a past president of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the UGA Student Association and was nominated for the UGA Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award.
Bailey joined the UGA faculty in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Virginia.