School of Social Work

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Social work-led project to reduce homelessness receives $800K+ grant

Two VCU School of Social Work associate professors, Maurice N. Gattis, Ph.D., and M. Alex Wagaman, Ph.D., have secured a Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant The $883,014 grant builds on a previously funded project and will work to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth, pregnant and parenting youth, and young people at the intersection […]

Discussion explores best foster care practices for engaging youth identifying as LGBTQ+

The VCU School of Social Work and its Child Welfare Stipend Program hosted a panel discussion, Fostering Truth: A Conversation About Best Practices in Working with and Engaging Youth in Foster Care who Identify as LGBTQ+, on April 28, 2021. The panel session, available for viewing through the YouTube archive above, featured: Mikaela Doench, M.S.W. […]

Social work faculty and student researchers presenting at SSWR 2021

Twenty-four VCU School of Social Work faculty and students, representing 26 research initiatives, will be part of the annual Society for Social Work and Research’s virtual conference Jan. 19-22, 2021. The breakdown: 15 faculty, eight Ph.D. students and candidates, and one post-doctoral student. Three faculty are also serving as co-chair or moderators for topical clusters. […]

New faculty in focus: Kimberly Compton, Maurice Gattis, Basil Gooden, Carrie Hartwell

The four newest members of the VCU School of Social Work faculty are two instructors for the Online M.S.W. Program and two visiting scholars who are part of the university’s iCubed initiative (Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation). We caught up with them and asked about their experiences so far in the 2019-20 academic year. […]

2020: Key dates, what’s happening at School of Social Work

As the 2020 spring semester has kicked off, the School of Social Work is highlighting key dates, new courses and great opportunities/events to take note of. Academic dates, spring 2020 Jan. 20: MLK Jr. Day holiday, no classes Jan. 24: Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees Feb. 11: Summer semester advance registration begins […]

2020 Society for Social Work and Research Presentations

Twenty-five VCU School of Social Work faculty and students are presenting or participating in more than 30 sessions at the 2020 Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 16-19. Here is a day-by-day breakdown. An * denotes the presenting author(s). THURSDAY, JAN. 16 Examining the Effects of Social Participation on […]

Richmond wins national youth homelessness award, with help from social work faculty

VCU School of Social Work faculty M. Alex Wagaman, Ph.D., and Maurice Gattis, Ph.D., were instrumental in writing a grant proposal that helped Richmond become one of 10 cities to win a Grand Challenge award. The project will tackle homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color. A Way Home America, a national advocacy and research […]