School of Social Work

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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 […]

Social work field director Shenita Williams sweeps dissertation honors

Shenita Williams, Ph.D., not only became the new director of field education at the VCU School of Social Work this summer, she also has swept two honors for her dissertation as a doctoral student in the VCU School of Education. Dr. Williams, who joined the School of Social Work in the spring and became field […]

A proud alum, Odera returns to School of Social Work as director of field education

Stephanie Odera, Ed.D., keeps writing new chapters at the VCU School of Social Work. The two-time social work graduate (B.S.W.’04/SW; M.S.W.’06/SW), who also earned her doctorate of education from VCU in 2018, rejoined the school in October 2020 as the new director of field education. She has previously served at the school as an adjunct […]

Dean Angell’s student update on fall 2020 semester

Dear SSW Students, VCU has created the One VCU: Responsible Together plan that outlines a phased approach to reopening campus that prioritizes student, faculty, and staff safety. This update provides information about how these guidelines and procedures will affect students in our B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs. Student Responsibilities. As described in VCU’s plan, students […]

Dedicate to the legacy of social workers: Become a field placement site

The VCU School of Social Work’s online and on-campus programs are growing, and we want to expand our network of community partners to help teach and guide the next generation of social work change agents.  The school’s Office of Field Education is holding two information sessions so that agencies and organizations that don’t currently have […]

‘Be adaptable’: How social work interns and their supervisors adjusted during a pandemic

As they adjusted to the evolving state of their field placements this semester, VCU School of Social Work students Cassidy Jones and Harley Jones realized they – and their profession – were built for such unstable times. Even a pandemic. The two, who graduated May 8 with their Master of Social Work degrees, both had field […]

Keeping fieldwork at the forefront: The Office of Field Education makes it real with two new players

Much of social work students' experiential learning takes place during their field education placement, where they come to understand all that a career in social work entails.

Social work students deliver ‘extraordinary’ help to families at pediatrician’s office

Two social work students interned at a pediatrician's office, helping develop a care coordination program.