An important development that I nearly missed - At their recent annual meeting in San Diego, voting representatives of the more than 25,000 members of the American Public Health Association (APHA) approved a policy that identifies violence associated with "law enforcement" as a major public health concern. (You can read about it here - https://filtermag.org/2018/11/15/the-american-public-health-association-declares-police-violence-a-public-health-issue/) … Continue reading Public health workers declare police violence a public health issue
USM School of Social Work faculty & students attend & present at the 47th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference.
The first of a two-day research project in south Mississippi on disaster resiliency and preparedness resulted in 168 completed surveys.
You can register for the Nov. 14 Colloquium for $45 or free as a student. Theme: "Beyond 'Advocacy' - New Movements for Lasting Change."
Student Name Ryan Godwin, BSW, Newton, Mississippi Agency Name / City / Semester Institute for Disability Studies / Hattiesburg / Fall 2018 What are your responsibilities as an intern? As an intern at IDS, I am responsible for keeping thorough notes regarding each client visit, reviewing client files for errors or missing forms, making copies … Continue reading Field Intern Spotlight: Ryan Godwin
IDS at Southern Miss assists Mississippians with disabilities and their families.
Learn more about a voter registration/turnout project, meet the Field Education team, and more.
The Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare's signature event is Sept. 14 in Hattiesburg and offers seven CEUs.
Four Southern Miss social work graduate students translated their classroom learning into a successful event in the Gaston Point community of West Gulfport.
Recent high-profile celebrity suicides have combined with alarming new reports of rising U.S. suicide rates to unleash a virtual tsunami of concern. In the past three days, I’ve read at least a half-dozen heartfelt pleas for anyone with suicidal urges to seek professional help, and another half-dozen calls to “end the stigma” associated with getting … Continue reading Ending stigma is not enough to stem the tide of suicide