When Barbara Milton Jr.’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she stepped into a role she never thought she would take on. Listen and watch as she takes you on her challenging but healing caregiving journey with her mother.


About Barbara Milton Jr., PhD, LCSW

Barbara Ella Milton, Jr., PhD, LCSW, a clinical social worker, clinical supervisor, social work educator, child welfare advocate, activist, social media producer and resilience expert has been an impactful social change agent for the wellness of at-risk youth and families for decades.  She was a contributor in the Confessions of a Welfare Mom series, co-authored of The Great Pause: Blessings and Wisdom from COVID-19 book and penned an opinion article in the Journal, Psychosis. She is the author of Heeding the Caregiver Call: The Story of Barbara Ella Milton, Sr. and Alzheimer’s Disease.  She is currently collaborating on a book project for Cognella Academic Press with Dr. Deborah Brooks-Lawrence on Inherited Wisdom:  Strategies to Uplift Black Youth in Education and Social Work.  She wrote a column for the Jersey Journal that put a spotlight on resilient teens called Our Pride and Joy and now enjoys regular submissions of OpEd essays on social welfare issues. She produces and hosts The Dr. Milton’s Social Work Show on Youtube to educate the community at large about the social work profession and social welfare issues.  She was an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Montclair State University, Undergraduate Department of Child Advocacy, The New Jersey City University, Graduate Department of Counseling Psychology, Touro College, Graduate Department of Social Work and Hudson County Community College, Undergraduate Department of Human Services. She is the past chair of the National Association of Social Workers, NJ Chapter, Hudson County Unit and the New Jersey Chapter of NASW’s 2014 Social Worker of the Year. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, as the only child of Barbara Ella Milton Sr., who died from Alzheimer’s in January 2019. Barbara, now retired, lives in North Jersey with her wife, Kay. They enjoy a life rich with family and friends. You can follow Dr. Barbara Milton Jr. and her life of battling cancer and advocacy HERE


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