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MedZou Chair Opening

Posted: Feb. 20, 2017

Are you interested in medical social work? If so,then you don't wantto miss this opportunity to apply for the MedZou Social Work Chair. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers
  • Familiarize with local and surrounding resources
  • Meet with new clients to provide resource information
  • Keep client charts updated
  • Collaborate with medical professionals
  • Keep MedZou Social Work database updated
  • Collaborate with grant writing

Please send your resume to mrjkb4@mail.missouri.edu by March 1st, 2017.

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Peace Corps Information Session

Posted: Feb. 15, 2017

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, which allows them to work side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Interested in learning more information about joining Peace Corps? Join the informational session with our faculty liaison Erin Robinson PhD on Feb. 28, 2017 at 2:00pm in 531 Clark Hall. There will be a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers (who are current faculty of the School of Social Work), as well as the campus Peace Corps representative to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition Year 2 Report

Posted: Feb. 13, 2017

The MU School of Social Work in collaboration with the MU College of Education an d the Missouri Prevention Center released the Year 2 Report for the Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition. As a School of Social Work professor, we are very proud of the work Aaron is doing by not only providing valuable services to school districts and the children they serve, but by also providing training opportunities for students and enhancing our collaborative partnerships with numerous agencies across the county.

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CSSW Apparel Drive

Posted: Feb. 8, 2017

The Council of Student Social Workers (CSSW) is hosting an apparel drive. T-shirts, long sleeves, quarter zips, buttons, stickers, shorts and sweatpants all offered in either black or white will be for sale. The deadline to place your order is Feb. 24, 2017. Cards will "authorize" upon placing the order but cards will not be charged until the project closes. The pick up for the order will be at Clark Hall. An e-mail will be sent out later after the link closes with more details on when to pick up your order. When filling out your information at the bottom of the page, for the Organization you can write, "School of Social Work."

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SSW Annual Spring Forum

Posted: Feb. 6, 2017

The MU School of Social Work will host the Annual Spring Forum on Mar. 3, 2017. The morning program will feature Dr. Leigh Tenkku-Lepper's presentation on Social Work and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The afternoon program will be a refresher course on licensure supervision presented by Blake Witter, LCSW.

Register: Download Registration Form (PDF)

Cost: $25 per program or $40 for all day (field instructors receive $10 discount)

SSW Annual Spring Forum
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017
8:30am - 4:30 pm
Stoney Creek Inn, Salon A
2601 S. Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65201

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Student Advocacy Day

Posted: Jan. 27, 2017

Join the MU School of Social Work and Empower Missouri for Student Advocacy Day at the Missouri State Capitol on Wednesday, April 5, 2017! Watch a debate on the floor, sit in on a committee hearing, and meet with your legislators! Students are welcome to advocate for any bill they’re interested in, but Empower Missouri will be focusing on passing a State Earned Income Tax Credit (House Bill 109 and Senate Bill 197).

Transportation: MU SSW bus (space limited) will depart Columbia at 8:15 AM and leave Jefferson City around 2:30 PM. Students are welcome to meet us there.

Lunch: Reserve through Empower Missouri for $7, bring your own, or eat lunch on your own in Jefferson City.

Reserve your spot today! CLICK HERE TO RSVP. Contact Ginny Ramseyer Winter at ramseyerwinterv@missouri.edu for more details.

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Doctoral Student Jennifer First in the News

Posted: Jan. 23, 2017

Jennifer FirstSSW doctoral student, Jennifer First, was recently featured on MU News Bureau for her research adolescent children with autism and the services needed to help with transition. First and her colleagues conducted a study analyzing the perspectives of adolescents with autism to identify challenges as they "age out" of services. Findings highlight the need for social workers and providers to assist children with autism as they transition to adulthood.

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Dr. Galambos in the News

Posted: Jan. 18, 2017

Colleen GalambosDr. Colleen Galambos' research on nursing homes and end-of-life directives was recently featured on MU News Bureau. Dr. Galambos' research found that more attention to how advance directives are used in nursing homes may reduce unnecessary care and save health care costs, all while respecting residents' wishes.

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Alumna Earns David B. Oliver Award

Posted: Jan. 4, 2017

Karla WashingtonMU School of Social Work alumna, Dr. Karla Washington,has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 David B. Oliver Family and Community Medicine Faculty Award. Washington is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. The award recognizes MU faculty members for outstanding work and significant contributions to geriatrics and palliative medicine. It was established through the generosity of David Oliver, PhD, former family and community medicine faculty member and deputy director of the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging; his wife, Debra Parker-Oliver, MSW, PhD, professor of family and community medicine; and their children. Oliver died in March 2015.

Dr. Yu - 2017 Class of Fellows for the Society for Social Work and Research

Posted: Dec. 19, 2016

Mansoo YuCongratulations to Dr. Yu on his selection as a member of the 2017 Class of Fellows for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society. The SSWR Fellows were established by the Society to honor and to recognize current SSWR members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contribution to SSWR as a scientific society.

Dr. Canada in the News

Posted: Dec. 14, 2016

Kelli CanadaDr. Canada's research on mental health courts was featured on MU News Bureau.

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Evaluation of a Principal Training Program to Promote Safe & Civil Schools

Posted: Oct. 13, 2016

Dr. Keith Herman (MU Elementary School Counseling and Psychology) was recently awarded a $4,135,418 research grant from the National Institutes of Justice. Dr. Aaron Thompson (MU School of Social Work), a former principal and school social worker is also a co-investigator alongside Drs. Wendy Reinke, Francis Huang, and James Sebastian. The purpose of the project is to scientifically test the effects of the Safe and Civil School Leadership (SCSL) plus START program, a professional development training program designed to equip school principals with skills for fostering positive school climate and safety. SCSL plus START was developed over a decade ago and is widely implemented. However, its effects on school safety and climate have never been evaluated. To examine the impact of SCSL plus START, Dr. Herman and colleagues will recruit sixty principals from secondary schools with high rates of disruptive behaviors. Principals and their schools will be randomly assigned to the SCSL plus START training group or to a wait-list control group. Next, Dr. Herman and his colleagues will collect school records and principal, teacher, and student ratings of school safety, climate, student compliance, and leadership behavior over a two-year period. Assessments will occur prior to intervention and six months, twelve months, and eighteen months after intervention.

SSW Alumna Discusses Emergency Care and Integrated Behavioral Health

Posted: Oct. 6, 2016

cover of NASW newsletterMU School of Social Work alumna, Erin L. Richmond, MSW, was recently published in the Fall 2016 issue of NASW Health Section Connection. Erin discusses emergency care and behavioral integration.

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Congratulations Professor Lewis - Award Recipient

Posted: Oct. 3, 2016

Alexandria LewisProfessor Alexandria Lewis, Clinical Instructor, was recently selected for the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award for Graduate/Professional Teaching by MU Educational Technologies. The award is given to "recognize excellence in the efforts of faculty, staff, teaching assistants and graduate instructors involved in using educational technologies to meaningfully improve teaching and learning at Mizzou."

Children's Right to Counsel Congressional Briefing

Posted: Sep. 14, 2016

Dr. Clark Peters, Associate Professor, testified before a congressional briefing on Children's Right to Counsel in Washington, DC on Sep. 12, 2016. His testimony on child welfare and dependency was well received.

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Dr. Peters at briefing

Congratulations Dr. Tenkku Lepper

Posted: Sep. 12, 2016

Leigh Tenkku LepperCongratulations to Dr. Leigh Tenkku Lepper, Associate Research Professor and Director for Research, on her recent election to the Board of Directors for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Dr. Galambos Selected as NASW Social Work Pioneer of the Year

Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

Colleen Galambos Congratulations to Dr. Colleen Galambos on her selection as NASW Social Work Pioneer of the Year. Being selected as a Social Work Pioneer by colleagues is one of the profession’s highest honors. Dr. Galambos is one of a select few chosen to join the ranks of social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services around the country.

Dr. Ramseyer-Winter in the News

Posted: Jun. 14, 2016

Virginia Ramseyer-WinterDr. Virginia Ramseyer-Winter was recently interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio about her research on positive body image and its relationship to better health.

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Student Letter to Editor is Published

Posted: Jun. 9, 2016

Melissa Stone, MSW student, wrote a letter to the Missourian editor entitled, Health Care is a Right, Not a Luxury. It was published on June 9, 2016.

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Career Social Worker Gives Back to School

Posted: Jun. 9, 2016

Sally Haake

Sarah (Sally) Flagg Haake, MSW '62, was recently featured in a special edition of Mizzou Legacies for her contribution to the MU School of Social Work. Haake made a gift to create a charitable gift annuity that will one day provide scholarships for MU School of Social Work students.

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Congratulations Valerie Thames, BSW Student

Posted: May 31, 2016

Congratulations to Valerie Thames, BSW student, for qualifying for the NCAA Championship meet in Eugene, OR on June 8-11. We are proud of you!

Congratulations Dina van der Zalm

Posted: May 20, 2016

Congratulations to Dina van der Zalm for winning the Influencing Social Policy MSW Award! Dina will be recognized at the policy conference on June 2-4 at Washington University and at the Council on Social Work Education meeting in October. Dr. Clark Peters is also being recognized as her faculty sponsor.

Licensure Workshop Video

Posted: May 16, 2016

The School of Social Work Alumni Organization sponsored a licensure workshop on April 15, 2016. View the video below to learn more about the steps taken to acquire a LMSW or LCSW licensure

Dr. Peters - In the News

Posted: May 13, 2016

Clark PetersDr. Clark Peters attended and presented at the "Making Extended Care Work for Foster Youth in Transition" Conference at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City. He, along with various other researchers, academics, practitioners, youth workers, and foster children themselves, discussed transitioning out of the foster care system and some much-needed solutions to the complex problems. Youth Today compiled their words into an inspiring, informative video.