School of Social Work

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The power of love: Endowed scholarship honors Mary Cartledge (M.S.W.’78/SW), son

Chuck Cartledge and Mary Hugh Dotson Cartledge (M.S.W.’78) fell for each other in a big way, and fast. The life they built together came at them quickly, and their love – endearing and enduring – lasted through 45 years of marriage. Chuck writes in a remembrance of his late wife, who passed away in March […]

Statement on Jacksonville shootings

Dear, SSW Community, It is with profound sadness, and anger, that I write to you today about the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida, where a white man shot and killed three Black people. The motive was racist and evil. Plain and simple. On behalf of the School of Social Work […]

Passing of Lila Garlick, 47-year VCU & SSW employee

SSW community, We are sad to report the passing July 11 of Lila Garlick, who served Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Social Work specifically for 47 years. Lila retired in 2018 and is the only two-time recipient of VCU’s Dorris Douglas Budd Award for outstanding service by full-time administrative support staff (1986, 1994).  […]

Statement on Supreme Court ruling

Dear SSW community, Many of you may be aware of recent Supreme Court ruling, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, has upheld a position that erode the rights of same-sex couples. The leadership of the SSW at VCU affirms the school’s commitment to honor and advocate for all human rights and joins the National Association of […]

Adrienne Baldwin-White’s mobile app provides valuable tool for trauma-informed care

A new mobile app designed and released by VCU School of Social Work assistant professor Adrienne Baldwin-White, Ph.D., has its roots in an awkward exchange she had during an appointment with her OB-GYN in 2018. The doctor failed to follow new requirements to ask her about whether she felt safe from domestic violence in her […]

3 with social work ties receive Burnside Watstein LGBTQIA Awards

Four members of the VCU and Richmond community were honored March 31 with the annual Burnside Watstein LGBTQIA Awards – three with connections to the School of Social Work, continuing a tradition of recipients from the school. Awardees are Julian Kevon Glover, Ph.D., of the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Melissa-Irene Jackson; Beck […]

Celebrating the 2023 Community Partnership Awards recipients

The VCU School of Social Work Office of Field Education is pleased to recognize six recipients for the 2023 Community Partnership Awards Ceremony on May 16. The awardees were: Outstanding Field Instructor Award Alum Patrick Link (M.S.W.’19), Assisting Families of Inmates  Outstanding New Field Instructor Award Mary Nkengla, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare  Outstanding Task Supervisor Award Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth, VCU […]

National fellowships support Ph.D. student Muna Saleh’s drive to improve outcomes for resettling refugees

Living in a community of Somali refugees in Rochester, Minnesota, Muna Saleh experienced the collective trauma of resettlement, though it was rarely talked about. “Growing up in a refugee household, nestled in a larger refugee community, it kind of became a norm, some of the ways that trauma presented itself,” says Saleh, a rising third-year Ph.D. […]

Farewell: Sarah K. Price, Ph.D.

Sarah Kye Price, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.S., M.Div., participated in one final Commencement celebration at VCU after 17 years watching students walk across the stage and into the world to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of clients and communities. VCU awarded Dr. Price the honorary designation of Distinguished Career Professor in May 2023. […]

Marjorie Stuckle (M.S.W.’73/SW) follows her heart in endowing M.S.W. scholarship

Marjorie A. Stuckle (M.S.W.’73/SW), Ph.D., is a nearly lifelong New Yorker, semi-retired and living in the center of Manhattan. But she left her heart in Richmond – and, more specifically, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Stuckle, a former clinician, educator and administrator focused on mental health, is giving back to the VCU School of Social […]

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