School of Social Work

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Opioid learning collaborative continues to pay big dividends from $60,000 grant

From expanded field placements to better prepared students – and ultimately graduates – to a digital resource repository, Karen Chartier, Ph.D., can check off a number of outcomes that will extend the life of a modest one-year grant of $60,000.  The VCU School of Social Work associate professor was a co-principal investigator for the Social […]

Child Welfare Stipend Program: Meet our 15 upcoming graduates

The Title IV Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU continues to serve as a pipeline for developing talented graduates and future leaders in the field of public child welfare – and 15 more School of Social Work students are set to to join the field later this year. The CWSP provides students with specialized training […]

Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU: A strong social work legacy supporting the commonwealth

As a newly minted VCU M.S.W. graduate in 2003, Danika Briggs signed on for 18 months with a local Virginia Department of Social Services office. Now, nearly 19 years later, she’s still with DSS, currently assistant director for family services with the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services.  Briggs, a licensed clinical social worker, is […]

B.S.W. student Oscar Kemp earns CSWE leadership role

VCU School of Social Work B.S.W. student Oscar Kemp is helping make history as the first undergraduate student representative to serve on the board of directors of the national accrediting agency Council on Social Work Education. Kemp, from Danville, Virginia, will be the B.S.W. representative, while M.S.W. student Wendy Hernandez-De La Cruz of California State […]

School of Social Work Annual Report: 100+ snapshots that tell a story of strength, resilience, adaptability

As the VCU School of Social Work takes a look back at the past 18 months through the lens of our first Annual Report publication, it’s clear that the big picture is really a series of smaller snapshots and their collective impact. You will find more than 100 of these snapshots throughout the pages of […]

2021 Council on Social Work Education presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education’s 67th Annual Program Meeting opens on Nov. 4 in Orlando, Florida, the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our faculty, students and alumni whose work has been accepted for the conference, along with an additional honor for one of our faculty from the Group for the Advancement of […]

Ph.D. student Leah Bouchard earns prestigious rural health fellowship

Growing up in rural western North Carolina, Leah Bouchard saw the impact of methamphetamine and opioids on the members of her small community.  First as a multi-systemic therapist in eastern Tennessee and then as a doctoral student and candidate at the VCU School of Social Work, she has dedicated both practice and research to serving […]

Social work doctoral education organization recognizes professors Bentley, Burnette

The international organization of directors of social work doctoral programs has recognized two influential VCU professors for their work, continuing a legacy of national leadership by the School of Social Work.  The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) has selected Professor Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., LCSW, as the recipient of […]

Welcome from the dean, Academic & Student Affairs team

Dear School of Social Work students, Happy FDOC (first day of class)! We are thrilled to welcome you all back – whether in-person on campus or virtually – and are excited for all of the things the new academic year has in store. Below are a few updates related to the 2021-22 academic year. Last […]

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year: Resources for students

As classes start for the 2021-22 school year, the VCU School of Social Work marks our 104th year of educating future social workers. We welcome a little over 1,100 students across our B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs – the next wave of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and educators that our profession and society so urgently need. […]

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