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Statement, resources in advance of Tyre Nichols-Memphis video release

Dear SSW community, Dr. Aaron J. Hart, VCU vice president for student affairs, has outlined resources (below) to our community during this time as we await the release of video around the death of Tyre Nichols.  I ask that as you process your feelings that you reach out for support.  Be sensitive and mindful to […]

Statement on Colorado Springs shooting

Dear School of Social Work community, It is heartbreaking to reach out to you once again in the wake of a hate crime, this time directed at the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs.  We grieve for those five killed and 18 injured, and their families; and we stand in solidarity with those directly impacted in […]

Statements on shooting in Charlottesville

Dear School of Social Work Community, As you begin your day this morning with heavy hearts, I join you in grief for our neighbors at UVA. I am grateful for our community and the confidence I have that we will support each other. Continue supporting, extending kindness and holding space for each other. Please also share and utilize counseling […]

2022 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education’s 68th Annual Program Meeting opens, the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our faculty and students whose work has been accepted for the conference, or who are participating in signature conference events at the Hilton Anaheim. If you’re attending, please visit us in Booth #704, where you can […]

Pay It Forward Fund available to assist students with emergency financial needs

As the calendar turns to November, stress can mount for students. The end of year holidays are approaching. Finals are less than six weeks away. And daylight savings time – and that extra hour of evening sunlight – ends this weekend. The last thing anyone needs is an unexpected financial situation to add to their […]

Queer and Trans Social Workers’ statement on trans students in Virginia public schools

Dear SSW Community, It has been an exciting fall semester. Watching the transformative power of social work education in the lives of students always fills me with an immense sense of hope. Part of that educational experience is about learning how to elevate and highlight voice. Empowering our communities to use their voice is a […]

Statement on ASWB licensure pass rate data

Dear social work community, We are writing following the release of Social Work licensure pass rate findings from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).   We have been actively listening, reading and processing the impact of these findings on our profession, and engaging in thoughtful dialogue about how to best support our graduates and students […]

Interim Dean Gomez: What to know for the Fall 2022 semester

As interim dean of the VCU School of Social Work, I am excited to usher in a new academic year starting Aug. 23! We are welcoming several hundred new students as well as new faculty and staff or those transitioning to different roles. We are pleased to be offering amazing opportunities for engagement and connectivity.  […]

Fall 2022 Convocation with keynote Paul Harris, Ph.D.: ‘Promoting equity on purpose’

The VCU School of Social Work kicked off the 2022-2023 academic year with our Fall 2022 Convocation on Aug. 19, featuring remarks by keynote Paul Harris, Ph.D.; Interim Dean and Associate Professor Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D., LCSW; and VCU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D. Dr. Harris is currently a fellow […]

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

I am writing following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, which removed access to reproductive and medical care by overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision. I have taken the last week to process information and emotions before reaching out to you. I’d like to share items that were helpful to me in […]

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