Kenlynn Morgan far surpassed her required 40 hours of service and in the process made for brighter days for local hospice patients she visited.
Category: Social Work
New Assistant Professor Brings Social Work Perspective on Racism-Based Trauma
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.
Don’t miss the political point of Trump’s attack on food stamps
The Trump administration is clear that it wants to make it harder for "able-bodied" adults with no kids to get Supplemental Nutrition program benefits (aka "food stamps"). Trump's proposed budget cuts to the program haven't a prayer in Congress, but no matter; much the same purpose can be achieved through changes to how the program … Continue reading Don’t miss the political point of Trump’s attack on food stamps
16-year-old Swede shows more wisdom than all our world leaders combined
Following is a link to a TED talk by the almost eerily compelling young climate activist (though that term seems hardly strong enough), Ms. Greta Thunberg. Her closing comments on hope - recall that social work favors referring to itself as 'the profession of hope' - strike me as both profoundly accurate and eminently quotable … Continue reading 16-year-old Swede shows more wisdom than all our world leaders combined
Integrated Care: An Innovative Social Work Project Benefited Patients, Providers and Social Work Students
Here are five features that tell the story of an innovative project and care model in which social workers and students provided mental and behavioral health services in a primary care setting.
Despair and hope converge in need for a “next system”aligned with social work’s vision
Today's news coverage includes two riveting stories - a white-supremacist massacre of peaceful Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, and a worldwide (involving 100 countries) series of student strikes demanding immediate and urgent government action to combat growing climate disruption. The first is, ultimately, a story of nihilistic despair - terrorist murderers perversely believe that violently … Continue reading Despair and hope converge in need for a “next system”aligned with social work’s vision
Field Intern Spotlight: Esmeralda Gordillo
Meet one of our master of social work student interns.
Field Supervisor Spotlight: Pauline Meyers
Meet one of our Gulf Coast-area field supervisors who works with Child Protection Services.
Field Supervisor Spotlight: Dana Allen
Meet one of our Hattiesburg-area field supervisors who works as a hospice/medical social worker.
One thing I can agree with Trump about – Bring the troops home
President Trump has taken a serious drubbing from both the political right and left for his decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan. I am not pleased. This is perhaps the one issue on which I'm inclined to support the president, against the united warmongering front presented by the military-industrial-corporate media-Congressional complex. Social … Continue reading One thing I can agree with Trump about – Bring the troops home