Announcements — May 2011 Archives

May 26, 2011

Farewell to Dr. Ellen Netting

by Mike Porter, VCU Communications and Public Relations

For four decades, Ellen Netting has been a powerful voice for women and the elderly in a distinguished career of social work and human services. The latest chapter in that career closed recently when Netting retired after 18 years with VCU’s School of Social Work.

Click on Netting Retirement Luncheon for story and photos.

May 17, 2011

Doctoral candidate Robert Broce ‘in the news’

Robert Broce was recently interviewed by Mike Porter of VCU Communications and Public Relations regarding the funded community-based project spearheaded by Broce. The project, called “Multiple Family Group Intervention for Middle School Transition,” was supported by an $11,000 community engagement grant awarded in May 2010.

Read the full article at “Multiple Family Group Intervention for Middle School Transition”

May 12, 2011

Love awarded Hans S. Falck Dissertation Scholarship


Linda Love.jpg Dr. Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D. Program Director, recently announced that the 2010-11 Hans S. Falck Dissertation Scholarship has been awarded to doctoral candidate, Linda E. Love. Linda’s application was one of six outstanding projects submitted for review by Ph.D. alumna Dr. Nicki Lee, and emeriti faculty member Dr. Marilyn Biggerstaff. Linda defended her proposal last Fall and is actively engaged in data collection, and will use the $1000 award to help defray those costs. Her dissertation is entitled The Multiple Perspectives of Civil Detainment and focuses on an “exploration of civil detainment through the lens of individuals who have been detained and the stakeholders who experience aspects of the process.” Linda states that she hopes the study “will illuminate the role of values that shape civil detainment decisions and how policy intersects with practice.” In her support letter, dissertation chair Dr. Mary Secret noted “the legitimacy and likelihood of temporary detention of those suspected of mental illness continues to capture national attention, impacting the lives not only of those who suffer mental illness, but of their families and communities as well.” Linda has been an adjunct professor and a field liaison for our School, has a lengthy and rich practice experience and currently provides direct service as a solo practitioner and president of her business which specializes in the treatment of adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and complex trauma histories.

May 4, 2011

Being ‘Social’ with Community Partners

VCU School of Social Work celebrated community partnerships and recognized field instructors at their seventh annual appreciation luncheon held April 29, 2011.

Click on the link below to view article and photograph by Mike Porter, VCU Communications and Public Relations.

Being ‘Social’ with Community Partners