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In memory of Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

Dear social work community, The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work was founded on the ideas of building community and addressing the inequities and social injustices of the day. Few people have embodied these values as perfectly as Grace E. Harris, Ph.D. (M.S.W. ‘60/SW). That is why her death on Monday, Feb. 12, at the age of 84, is … Continue reading » “In memory of Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.”

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VCU School of Social Work professor aims to improve life for older adults in Peruvian highlands

Denise Burnette’s work to allow the elderly to age in place adds to efforts of the Richmond Global Health Alliance, which is providing health services to impoverished areas in Latin America. By Leah Small Science writer University Public Affairs Young adults raised in Pampas Grande — a small farming village perched more than 12,000 feet above sea level in the … Continue reading » “VCU School of Social Work professor aims to improve life for older adults in Peruvian highlands”

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VCU presentations at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 22nd Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. Stop by any of the following presentations, discussions or workshops and learn more about what makes VCU, our faculty and our students distinctive. Thursday, Jan. 11 Thursday, Jan. 11, 1:30 … Continue reading » “VCU presentations at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference”

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2017 Macro Brew

Emeriti faculty and VCU School of Social Work 2017 Alumni Star Bob Peay (M.S.W. ’74/SW), emeriti faculty member Bob Schneider, Ph.D., and Interim Dean Tim Davey, Ph.D., and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite friends of the school to join them for Macro Brew. Maco Brew is an event to support the Social Work Administration, Planning, and Policy … Continue reading » “2017 Macro Brew”

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Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students

Reflecting the missions of Virginia Commonwealth University and the social work profession, the Ph.D. Program in Social Work aims to develop scholars, researchers and educators who will, independently and collaboratively, contribute significantly to advancing social justice and human well-being within local, national and international contexts. The four students in the school’s newest Ph.D. Program cohort are poised to do just … Continue reading » “Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students”

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VCU welcomes new social work faculty

The four newest faculty members in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work are experts in the areas of child welfare and aging. The addition of teacher-researchers Nicole Corley, Ph.D., Jamie Cage, Ph.D., Hollee McGinnis, Ph.D., and Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., builds critical capacity for the school to create and disseminate knowledge about children and aging adults, two particularly vulnerable subsets … Continue reading » “VCU welcomes new social work faculty”

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Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU

By Alan Rodriguez Espinoza After a 7-year-long hiatus, the Child Welfare Education and Support Program is back at Virginia Commonwealth University under a new name: the Child Welfare Stipend Program. The program has returned to Virginia and is being managed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. It was first reintroduced at Radford University during the fall of 2016, and … Continue reading » “Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU”

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VCU awardees to be recognized at CSWE Annual Program Meeting

Kia J. Bentley selected as 2017 Best Reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D. has been selected as the 2017 Best Reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education. Bentley was selected because of her outstanding contributions for volume year 52, providing thorough and thoughtful reviews. Bentley will be honored at the Council on Social … Continue reading » “VCU awardees to be recognized at CSWE Annual Program Meeting”

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VCU CSWE Annual Program Meeting presentations

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 63rd CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Stop by any of the following presentations, discussions or workshops and learn more about what makes VCU, our faculty and our students distinctive. Thursday, Oct. 19 Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. | Sheraton Dallas … Continue reading » “VCU CSWE Annual Program Meeting presentations”

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Students advocate for affordable housing in D.C. as part of fellowship program

By Alan Rodriguez Espinoza Social work students from Virginia Commonwealth University got a unique opportunity this past March to get some hands-on experience and further their careers in social work. The School of Social Work’s Federal Policy Fellows program was inaugurated, by Alex Wagaman, Ph.D. and Matthew Bogenschutz, Ph.D., assistant professors in the School of Social Work, in 2015 with … Continue reading » “Students advocate for affordable housing in D.C. as part of fellowship program”