MSW, University of Texas, 2002
BA, University of Virginia, 1997
Beth Florence is the part-time program coordinator for the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan (CANPP) for the state of Georgia with Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCAG) housed in the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development in Georgia State University's School of Public Health. Beth provides program coordination and support for CANPP to the 14 regions serving 159 counties in Georgia.
Florence earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas.
Florence launched her career providing community-based support for adults with disabilities and as a mentor to children. As a graduate student and LMSW, she delivered individual, group, and in-home counseling services to children and families at various community-based clinics. Florence's extensive experience providing direct services to children and families fostered a passion for holistically supporting communities. She believes thriving communities are essential for the nurturance and healthy growth of children and families.
Florence comes to PCA Georgia after a decade of nurturing and growing her family. During this time, she served in various volunteer roles in the community. Her volunteer work included roles as president, vice president, communications chair, volunteer coordinator, and group facilitator. Since 2021, she served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Cobb County. Her volunteer work blends a devotion to children and families with program development and support.
In her spare time, Florence enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cooking, reading, and cheering on her four children in their educational and athletic pursuits.