Marjorie Stuckle (M.S.W.’73/SW) follows her heart in endowing M.S.W. scholarship
Marjorie A. Stuckle (M.S.W.’73/SW), Ph.D., is a nearly lifelong New Yorker, semi-retired and living in the center of Manhattan. But she left her heart in Richmond – and, more specifically, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Stuckle, a former clinician, educator and administrator focused on mental health, is giving back to the VCU School of Social […]
Statement on the death of Irvo Otieno
Dear School of Social Work community, As many of us learned Thursday about the death of Irvo Otieno, we experienced an all-too-familiar mix of anguish and trauma. We grieve for the Richmond community who lost a son, a friend, a neighbor; and we grieve for those who are unable to safely receive support for mental […]
Trump’s entry ban on refugees will increase human vulnerability and insecurity, VCU expert says
President Trump's executive order to ban entry of refugees is "cause for serious concerns for the refugee community, especially and immediately those who serve refugee populations ... and refugees who are waiting for family reunification," says social work professor Hyojin Im.
Social Work professor investigates psychiatric medication among incarcerated women
Incarcerated women experience mental illness at a disproportionate rate and heavily use psychiatric medication, according to a study by social work faculty Kia J. Bentley.
Lost in translation: Social Work student researches how overlooked refugees find ways to cope
Jessica Gaddy spent three weeks last summer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, researching the psychosocial challenges and coping mechanisms of refugees.
Community engagement celebration honors grant recipients and outstanding programs
Members of PALETTE in Motion performed and then led the audience in a dance to conclude this year’s celebration. By VCU News Virginia Commonwealth University’s Council for Community Engagement awarded six university-community programs one-year grants of up to $20,000 during a celebration of the university’s commitment to community engagement on May 4 at the Depot. […]
Meet D. Crystal Coles, Ph.D., recent Ph.D. Program graduate
Coles, a recent Ph.D. graduate and CSWE Minority Fellowship Program alum, works as a post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she manages the daily operations of a federally funded project that partners with maternal and child health home visiting programs in Virginia to infuse behavioral health risk screening and mental health promotion interventions into […]
Improving practice and outcomes
Elizabeth M.Z. (Betsy) Farmer, Ph.D. is professor and associate dean for research at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Her work focuses on understanding and improving mental health services for youth. Farmer began her professional career working in a group home with young adults who were dually diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. […]
Yvonne P. Haynes recognized for making Outstanding Contributions To The Profession
On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Yvonne P. Haynes, LCSW, will be recognized for her Outstanding Contributions To The Profession at the Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Volunteer Services Awards. For more information about the event or how to attend.