Diana Jimenez-Young

Field Education Coordinator
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3920
Field Education Coordinator
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3920

Biography

Diana Jimenez-Young is a first generation Mexican-American very much rooted in her traditional Latina culture. She prides herself in being bilingual in Spanish and English and being bicultural. 

A proud graduate of Sunnyside High School in Tucson, she attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a bachelor's degree in family studies and received a master's degree in social work from the Arizona State University. She is a credentialed preventionists in the state of Arizona.

Jimenez-Young has worked in social services arena for the past consecutive 24 years. Twenty-one years were spent in the field of prevention working with teen parents, children, families, youth and in community mobilization and development. 

She was employed Child & Family Resources, Inc. since 1996, as a program director and developer for a community and youth leadership development program Youth Empowered for Success (YES). Currently, she is running her own independent consulting practice, DJY Consulting.

Jimenez-Young is a master trainer in the area of suicide intervention and prevention using the curriculums of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), SafeTALK and QPR since 2006. She is in the process of becoming certified in Psychological Autopsies through the American Association of Suicidology.

She also trains in the areas of Resiliency, Community Development, Cultural Competency, Youth Development, Youth/Adult Partnerships, Importance of connectedness, teambuilding, leadership, group facilitation and core foundations for prevention.

Within the past 14 years, Jimenez-Young has been involved in the political arena of grassroots campaigning for local politicians such as Congressman Raúl Grijalva, City Councilwoman Regina Romero and has assisted in Campaigns for County Supervisor Richard Elias and Governor Janet Napolitano.

She has served on the Metropolitan Education Commission, the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission, the Pima County Trial Court Appointment Commission, and the Pima County Cesar Chavez Youth Coalition and currently appointed to the City of Tucson Civil Service Commission.

Education

  • Master's degree. Social Work, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor's degree. Family Studies, University of Arizona

Courses

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 511Foundation Practice II
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 510Foundation Practice I
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 514Bridge Seminar I
SWG 515Bridge Seminar II
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 415Integrative Field Seminar
SWG 511Foundation Practice II
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 413Field Instruction Seminar
SWG 510Foundation Practice I
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 516Social Work Skills Seminar