Southern Miss Faculty Members & Students Soar at the AL-MS Conference

The 47th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference was held Oct. 25-26. Per tradition, the conference alternates location each year; this year, the conference was hosted by the University of Alabama.

Southern Miss School of Social Work faculty members and students made the trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to attend this year’s conference, and quite a few of them were actually involved in the conference program! We are very proud to say that the School of Social Work was well represented, as six of our very own led break-out session presentations and research poster presentations.

Dr. Michael Forster led a session entitled “The Importance of Politics: Social Work, Social Movements, and the Electoral System.”

Sherry Stringer & MSW student Amy Guinn led a session entitled “From Textbooks to Caseloads: Applying Research Skills to Social Work Practice.”

Senior BSW student Janay Morgan led a session entitled “From Incarceration to Social Work Education.”

MSW student Sidney Smith presented his research – “Addiction Treatment Outcomes & Spirituality – What is the Relationship?” – via poster presentation.

Finally, MSW student Morgan Bradwell also presented her research – “Environmental Disaster & Mental Health: Coping and Depression among Survivors of Multiple Disasters” – via poster presentation.

To top off a great conference, two of our students were honored at Friday’s closing ceremony. Senior BSW student Janay Morgan was awarded the Frank Egan BSW Student Paper Award, and MSW student Morgan Bradwell was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Master Student Social Work Poster Award. Congratulations, ladies!

To see how much faculty members & students enjoyed this conference, check out the brief slideshow below:

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