School of Social Work

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Collaborating with student researchers, Hyojin Im leads an inclusive approach to reexamining refugee health and mental health

When Hyojin Im, Ph.D., convened a symposium at the Society for Social Work and Research 2024 conference on refugee health and mental health, the goal was to examine critical systems that serve these groups and to emphasize the role of Community-Based Participatory Research. “CBPR is a collaborative ethos that involves direct engagement with refugee communities […]

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 […]

Lineberry’s Champions of Accessibility Award highlights a banner year for Ph.D. Program

The news that Ph.D. student Sarah Lineberry has been named a winner of VCU’s Champions of Accessibility Award for 2021 capped a notable academic year for her and her colleagues in the School of Social Work doctoral program. Lineberry was one of nine winners university-wide and one of only two students to earn the champions […]

Study: For those on psychiatric medication, family caregivers can be valuable resource

VCU School of Social Work Professor Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., LCSW, has spent 35 years conducting research around how the social work field can be responsive to client and family dilemmas centered around the use of psychiatric medication. But it was only with a recent study, published in Community Mental Health Journal, that she took […]

Social work faculty Kyeongmo Kim, Nicole Corley earn national SSWR honors

Two VCU School of Social Work professors were among 37 winners of national awards at the 2020 Society for Social Work and Research conference in Washington, D.C., this month. Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor, was part of a three-person research team whose work received an Excellence in Research Award-Honorable Mention; and Nicole A. Corley, Ph.D., […]

This is why I am a social worker. This is why I chose VCU.

On the surface social work may seem like any other helping profession. Social workers help families, groups, communities and individuals enhance their well-being. They encourage others to develop skills and abilities to find new solutions and resolve today’s problems for a better tomorrow. What makes a professional social worker stand out is their training and commitment […]

School of Social Work alumna finds that housing the homeless saves lives and is cheaper than doing nothing

It’s cheaper to give homeless men and women a permanent place to live than to leave them on the streets. That’s according to a study of an apartment complex for formerly homeless people in Charlotte, N.C., that found drastic savings on health care costs and incarceration.

Alumnus James Forte, Ph.D. publishes third book

Congratulations to alumnus James Forte, Ph.D. for the recent publication of  his third book, An introduction to using Theory in Social Work Practice. Forte is a graduate of both the Virginia Commonwealth University M.S.W., 1978, and Ph.D., 1990, programs. While in the doctoral program, he studied men in the Virginia National Guard, and their perceptions of […]

Alumna’s book helps readers discover themselves

VCU alumna and Richmond entrepreneur Sheena Lyle, L.C.S.W. (M.S.W.’96/SW) asks the question, “Who Told You that You Couldn’t Be You?” in her new book, released in October. Lyle’s first book is designed to help people discover who they truly are and help them take charge of the present. “You have permission to be who you truly are,” she said. “I was […]