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B.S.W. leadership team presenting at national conference about shared language in centering ADEI

The VCU School of Social Work’s B.S.W. Program leadership will be presenting at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March. Stephanie G. Odera, Ed.D., program director, and Allison K. Ryals, M.S.W., assistant program director, are making the presentation. BSW curriculum renewal: Creating programmatic shared language to further […]

Cassie DeSena-Jacobs presenting at national conference about course development

Cassie DeSena-Jacobs, D.S.W., LCSW, assistant professor in teaching at the VCU School of Social Work, will be presenting in April at the Social Work Distance Education 2024 Virtual Conference. Developing an Advanced Clinical Class through an Anti-Racist Lens 5-5:45 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 10, 2024What does it really mean to include anti-racist strategies in a class […]

Shenita Williams presenting at national conference about school-based mental health

Shenita Williams, Ph.D., LCSW, director of field education at the VCU School of Social Work, will be making two presentations in March 2024 at the School Social Work Association of America’s national conference in Baltimore. Dr. Williams, who also serves as an assistant professor in teaching, will be presenting the following: School-Based Mental Health: One […]

Celebrating Social Work Month and our uncommon alumni

The VCU School of Social Work is celebrating our uncommon alumni, and their unlimited impact, with three events during Social Work Month in March. Graduates of the school are an integral part of a community that is making a difference in Richmond and beyond. This month — and every month — the school is proud […]

Hero of the Game: Athletics honors Frank Baskind

Frank Baskind, Ph.D., dean emeritus and professor in the VCU School of Social Work, was honored in December by VCU Athletics as a Hero of the Game. Dr. Baskind, who has been at VCU since 1992 and served as dean of the school from 1992-2008, was recognized Dec. 30, 2023, when VCU hosted Gardner-Webb in […]

Social work faculty, students, alumni presenting at SSWR 2024

More than 50 VCU School of Social Work faculty, students and alumni have had presentations accepted or are serving in other roles such as moderating special interest groups, roundtables or symposia at the Society for Social Work and Research 2024 conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10-14, 2024. In total there are 65 presentations or sessions involving someone […]

Social work students share how they found their research

The VCU School of Social Work’s Victoria Cashio, a second-year Ph.D. student, and Paloma Rodriguez, a junior B.S.W. student, were recently featured in VCU News’ “How I found my research” series. Cashio, a commissioned behavioral health science officer in the U.S. Army, focuses on promoting equality and well-being for people who identify within the gender-diverse […]

Social work alumni make Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 (again)

Three VCU School of Social Work alumni are featured in Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2023, continuing a long tradition of graduates being recognized for their work and impact in the Richmond community. With the addition of three new members, VCU SSW now has 24 alumni who have been included since the […]

2023 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education‘s 69th Annual Program Meeting opens in Atlanta, the VCU School of Social Work is proud to recognize our faculty, student scholars and social work alumni who are a part of 37 presentations, representing VCU and 25 other academic institutions. We are also proud to again be sponsoring the […]

‘Challenging and exhilarating’: Meet the 2023-24 social work Ph.D. cohort

The VCU School of Social Work’s Ph.D. Program welcomes four new students for the Fall 2023 cohort. They are Why did you choose to pursue a Ph.D., and why was the VCU School of Social Work your choice? Kade GoldinI chose to pursue a Ph.D. in hopes of learning how to conduct research that could […]

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