School of Social Work

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Statement, resources in advance of Tyre Nichols-Memphis video release

Dear SSW community, Dr. Aaron J. Hart, VCU vice president for student affairs, has outlined resources (below) to our community during this time as we await the release of video around the death of Tyre Nichols.  I ask that as you process your feelings that you reach out for support.  Be sensitive and mindful to […]

Tips to go dry in January and beyond, or to indulge safely

Though we are already a few days into 2023, many are still working to shore up New Year’s resolutions and healthier lifestyles in general.  One popular idea is to practice Dry January, “a time when people take a break from drinking and examine their relationship with alcohol,” as described by the director of the National […]

Social work faculty, students, alumni presenting at SSWR 2023

Nearly 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 or roundtables at the Society for Social Work and Research 2023 conference in Phoenix, Jan. 11-15, 2023. In total, there are 62 presentations or sessions involving someone with […]

Annual Report 2022: Celebrating 105 years as an uncommon community cornerstone

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work marked its 105th year in social work education in 2022, celebrating its history and the unlimited opportunities the future holds. The school’s Annual Report for the 2021-22 academic year highlights uncommon and exceptional students, faculty, alumni and community partners.  Among those highlights: Art of Black motherhood Assistant […]

Social work-led project will train pediatricians to reduce adverse childhood experiences

VCU School of Social Work Associate Professor Sunny Shin, Ph.D., is leading a new project funded by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will work to prevent adverse childhood experiences in the commonwealth. The three-year project is a partnership with VDH’s Injury and Violence Prevention Program and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall 2022 Convocation with keynote Paul Harris, Ph.D.: ‘Promoting equity on purpose’

The VCU School of Social Work kicked off the 2022-2023 academic year with our Fall 2022 Convocation on Aug. 19, featuring remarks by keynote Paul Harris, Ph.D.; Interim Dean and Associate Professor Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D., LCSW; and VCU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D. Dr. Harris is currently a fellow […]

Getting to know new social work faculty for 2022-23

The VCU School of Social Work has seven faculty who are starting their first full academic year with the school. They include three teaching faculty who joined us in the spring and one of whom is now our director of field education; and four tenure-track faculty with a focus on research. Adrienne Baldwin-White, Ph.D. Assistant […]

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