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Category results for: Opioids

Opioid learning collaborative continues to pay big dividends from $60,000 grant

From expanded field placements to better prepared students – and ultimately graduates – to a digital resource repository, Karen Chartier, Ph.D., can check off a number of outcomes that will extend the life of a modest one-year grant of $60,000.  The VCU School of Social Work associate professor was a co-principal investigator for the Social […]

Ph.D. student Bouchard earns prestigious rural health fellowship

Growing up in rural western North Carolina, Leah Bouchard saw the impact of methamphetamine and opioids on the members of her small community.  First as a multi-systemic therapist in eastern Tennessee and then as a doctoral student and candidate at the VCU School of Social Work, she has dedicated both practice and research to serving […]

Opioid grant funds expanded curriculum and field agencies, adds M.S.W. stipends

With an infrastructure of field placements and existing coursework focused on substance use, the VCU School of Social Work was well positioned to receive one of 10 opioid-focused grants from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. “I think maybe those are some of the strengths that they saw in selecting us,” Karen Chartier, Ph.D., an […]