School of Social Work

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Statements on shooting in Charlottesville

Dear School of Social Work Community, As you begin your day this morning with heavy hearts, I join you in grief for our neighbors at UVA. I am grateful for our community and the confidence I have that we will support each other. Continue supporting, extending kindness and holding space for each other. Please also share and utilize counseling […]

2022 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education’s 68th Annual Program Meeting opens, the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our faculty and students whose work has been accepted for the conference, or who are participating in signature conference events at the Hilton Anaheim. If you’re attending, please visit us in Booth #704, where you can […]

Queer and Trans Social Workers’ statement on trans students in Virginia public schools

Dear SSW Community, It has been an exciting fall semester. Watching the transformative power of social work education in the lives of students always fills me with an immense sense of hope. Part of that educational experience is about learning how to elevate and highlight voice. Empowering our communities to use their voice is a […]

Celebrating 105 years by serving our communities, starting Oct. 27

As the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our 105th anniversary this October, we are celebrating through 105 Moments of Service to the local communities we hold dear. Throughout the 2022-23 academic year, we’ll be providing opportunities for community service, and encouraging all members of our school family to join with us, or to engage […]

Panel discussion: A social work lens on the political landscape of election season

The VCU School of Social Work, with support from the C. Bernard Scotch Fund, presented Social Work, Policy and Politics: The Landscape Ahead of November, a panel discussion on Oct. 13.   Social work plays a key role in the political process, promoting voter participation and meaningful engagement to advocate for and with populations that face […]

Statement on ASWB licensure pass rate data

Dear social work community, We are writing following the release of Social Work licensure pass rate findings from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).   We have been actively listening, reading and processing the impact of these findings on our profession, and engaging in thoughtful dialogue about how to best support our graduates and students […]

Interim Dean Gomez: What to know for the Fall 2022 semester

As interim dean of the VCU School of Social Work, I am excited to usher in a new academic year starting Aug. 23! We are welcoming several hundred new students as well as new faculty and staff or those transitioning to different roles. We are pleased to be offering amazing opportunities for engagement and connectivity.  […]

Social work field director Shenita Williams sweeps dissertation honors

Shenita Williams, Ph.D., not only became the new director of field education at the VCU School of Social Work this summer, she also has swept two honors for her dissertation as a doctoral student in the VCU School of Education. Dr. Williams, who joined the School of Social Work in the spring and became field […]

M.S.W. student Kwasi Deitutu helps soldiers and families – and keeps the peace on the soccer pitch

VCU master of social work student Kwasi Deitutu is a former sergeant first class who traveled the world for the U.S. Army, meeting President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. But it’s fellow soldiers and their families, and their needs, that drew him to social work after retiring from the military. “The […]

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

I am writing following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, which removed access to reproductive and medical care by overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision. I have taken the last week to process information and emotions before reaching out to you. I’d like to share items that were helpful to me in […]

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