Curtis Davis hopes his focus on racism-based trauma will have an impact on classroom discussions, social work curricula and, ultimately, on how social workers practice.
When will Mississippi public school teachers get more militant?
Mississippi's K-12 teachers lobbied hard for a $4000 across-the-board raise this legislative session. After all, it's an election year, when even stingy, "anti-big-government" legislators like to strike their most generous poses. Instead the teachers got a mere $1500 raise, less than 40% of their ask. Joyce Helmick, president of the Mississippi Association of Educators, was … Continue reading When will Mississippi public school teachers get more militant?
Southern Miss Faculty Members & Students Soar at the AL-MS Conference
USM School of Social Work faculty & students attend & present at the 47th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference.
Social Work Newsletter: Opioid-Focused Events
Learn about two on-campus events on the opioid crisis, the opening of the SWK Writing Lab, and more.
Social Work’s Hurst Leading Child Advocacy Studies Minor to Combat Maltreatment
Mississippi's multidisciplinary approach is serving as a model for the rest of the nation.
Students Turn Assignment into ‘Family Fun’ Event in West Gulfport
Four Southern Miss social work graduate students translated their classroom learning into a successful event in the Gaston Point community of West Gulfport.
Contact Congressmen in Support of Mental Health in Schools Act
Contact Congress to support "Increasing Access to Mental Health in School Act."
Public schools success requires adequate public funding, period
I had the opportunity to hear Mayor Barker speak about public education at the Train Depot on Wednesday afternoon. He was both prepared and personable, and made thoughtful, no doubt sincere, remarks concerning the essential elements of public school system success – a success that he insisted is pivotal to the success of Hattiesburg as … Continue reading Public schools success requires adequate public funding, period
Making Mississippi History and Southern Miss Proud
In the latest of a series of firsts, Southern Miss social work graduate student Evelyn Sullivan has earned a fellowship that has never before gone to a Mississippian. The Council on Social Work Education selected the first-generation college student from Gulfport for its 2017-18 Minority Fellowship Program for master’s students. Of 160 recipients in the … Continue reading Making Mississippi History and Southern Miss Proud
What about the Republican tax bill? And how about Mississippi’s ‘no apology’ spiral down?
Cuts to taxes and state social services? Social workers aren't happy - and Mississippians will suffer.