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Promoting Social Welfare While Studying the Aging Process: Taught by Dr. Jo Ann O’Quin

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by staff

Story provided by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement Gerontology is the study of aging and older adults. This is a critical field of study, as life expectancy increases and members of the baby boomer generation turn 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by 2030, 1 in every 5 […]

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Social Work Department Attends NASW-MS Conference

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by staff

The National Association of Social Workers in Mississippi Conference was held on March 25 – 27, 2015 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Many professors and students in the University of Mississippi’s Social Work department attended the conference. This year the department was among the STAR Supporters of the event with an exhibit booth at the event and a half-page promotional ad […]

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Social Work Graduate Student Selected For Leadership Development Program

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by staff

Patricia Tortora, a student in the master of social work program at the University of Mississippi’s Social Work department, was one of 22 individuals selected for the 2015 Behavioral Health Leadership Development Program. A component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration‘s Project LIFT (Leadership Initiatives for Tomorrow), the program is both a national and competitive […]

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UM Social Work Department Attends Annual Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by staff

The 13th Annual Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference was held this year in Jackson, Mississippi on February 11-13th, 2015. Angela Adams, LMSW, presented a session entitled “Strategies to Improve Permanency Outcomes for Children in Care”.  In her session, she identified important relationships and connections for children in foster care. She also defined concurrent planning and its […]

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Students Attend Social Work Advocacy Day in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by staff

Social Work Advocacy Day was organized by the National Association of Social Workers—Mississippi Chapter with help from the University of Southern Mississippi Social Work Department. The event took place in the state capital of Jackson. Students from Tupelo, DeSoto, and Oxford campuses attended the event, learning about the legislative process, how to access their elected […]

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Social Work Cohort Attend the 60th Annual Council on Social Work

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by staff

A substantial cohort of the University of Mississippi Department of Social Work faculty attended and presented at the 60th Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting, widely considered to be the premier annual social work education conference, in Tampa, Florida (October 23 – 26, 2014). The faculty and presentations included: Simmons, C., Fisher, A., […]

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Tupelo Campus Share Photographs from Field Trips and Race for the Cure

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by staff

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UM Social Work Gives Presentations at Tuskegee University

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by staff

On October 9th through 14th, UM’s Social Work Department presented three paper sessions at the Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Conference at Tuskegee University. Dr. Jandel Crutchfield, visiting assistant professor, presented Enhancing Blackboard through Google+ Hangouts. As online education expands to universities across the country, social work educations and professionals sometimes find themselves using a platform limited by organizational standards. This […]

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Dr. Gerald Mallon Visits Social Work Department

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by staff

Dr. Gerald Mallon, Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Executive Director of the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence, gave a presentation to UM’s Social Work department on August 12th, 2014. Mallon’s presentation, “Building and Translating Practice Knowledge and Evidence in Child Welfare Excellence,” focused on training and evidence-based practices in the field of child […]

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Social Work Department Welcomes New Chair

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by Garrett Crowe

Out of the blue, Dr. Daphne Cain received an e-mail from the University of Mississippi asking if she would consider a position as department chair of Social Work. “I was surprised to get the e-mail,” Cain said, “and flattered.” She was then serving as interim director and associate professor of Social Work at LSU where […]

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