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Why Social Work?

Social Work attracts men and women who want to make a difference in the lives of others and learn the skills to positively impact communities.

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Nia Nicks
"I am grateful that I received the opportunity to attend the Tulane University School of Social Work program. The program has enabled me with skills to be a successful social worker that can effectively advocate for marginalized communities and the ability to apply clinical interventions. Hence, the professors, field supervisors, faculty and staff have contributed to my personal and professional growth." Nia Nicks, MSW '17
Tammy Zelten
"The class sizes are small enough where you get to know everyone but large enough to hear diversity of opinion and critical thinking. I experienced a health crisis during graduate school and received top-notch healthcare and incredible support from the professors and my fellow students. Tulane and the City of New Orleans have helped me to become a better version of myself." Tammy Zelten, MSW '17


Expert Advice: Loneliness and 6 Components of Well-Being and Self-Care

Dr. Jamie Aten interviewed DSW Program Director Dr. Tonya Hansel about loneliness and well-being for Psychology Today.

Expert Advice: Doomscrolling Isn't Helping Our Well Being

Associate Professor Dr. Catherine McKinley spoke to Forbes about doomscrolling and offered helpful suggestions to avoid it.

Accepting Submissions to Breathe Healing Salons

Breathe: Healing Salons is a co-creation birthed out of a call to facilitate spaces for healing and regeneration. Our modality consists of honoring our breath and healing arts. As TSSW community members (students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc.), who are visual artists, poets, orators, thespians, musicians, singers, rappers, mindfulness practitioners, and more, we invite you to showcase your gifts as outlets of expression centralizing the theme of coping/healing in our current contexts of natural disaster, defending Black lives, and the global COVID-19 Pandemic.

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