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The students Tulane University School of Social Work commit to their communities as much a they commit to education. Whether they highlight field work, professional engagements, or research, these stories demonstrate how to do work that matters.

DSW Candidates Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

TSSW's Doctorate of Social Work candidates are already contributing valuable research that can be applied in a variety of settings. Several of them are presenting at this month's American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, CO.

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DSW Candidate Shares Thoughts about Autism and Medicaid

Doctorate of Social Work Candidate Sean M. Inderbitzen, APSW authored "Autism and Medicaid: a Roadmap to Mental Health Services" for the Different Brains blog.

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Publication: Literature Review of Pediatric Epilepsy and Psychoeducational Interventions

Doctorate of Social Work Candidate, A. Maya Kaye, has published a literature review on pediatric epilepsy and psychoeducational interventions in the Epilepsy & Behavior journal.

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Publication: Mental Health Service Delivery for IPV Victims During COVID-19

Irene Hegarty, DSW candidate, is a co-author on a recent article in the Behavior Therapist, the journal from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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Publication: Race, Class, and Gender in Uniform and Dress Code Policies

Two PhD candidates in Tulane's City, Culture and Community program have published in the Affilia journal.

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Publication: Transgender Theory for Contemporary Social Work Practice: A Question of Values and Ethics

Heidi Breaux, DSW Candidate at TSSW, and Dr. Bruce Thyer, Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University College of Social Work, have published in Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics.

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Students in Social Work: Deslie Bonano-Broussard

With the last day Social Work Month, the TSSW Student Government Association is pleased to present another candidate within our Doctor of Social Program and her TSSW experience. Meet Deslie Bonano-Broussard (She/Her/Hers) from Slidell, LA.

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Students in Social Work: Darrian Dawson

When they come to our Doctorate of Social Work (DSW), candidates already have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are so grateful for their commitment and are happy to help them advance their practice and leadership. TSSW's Student Government Association is highlighting students as part of #SocialWorkMonth, and we'd love for you to meet Darrian Dawson (He/Him/His), a DSW candidate from Washington, D.C.

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Students in Social Work: Sarah Hope

Every day, we are so grateful for our students' commitment to the profession and the faculty members that that support them in their growth. Our Student Government Association has chosen a few of them to highlight for #SocialWorkMonth. Meet Sarah Hope (she/her) of Asheville, North Carolina, who answered a few questions for us.

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Students in Social Work: Kaylen Sanchez

Honoring Social Work Month must include our students. Not only are they learning about empowering individuals, families, groups, and communities, they are doing it! And, we couldn't be more grateful for their commitment and what they share with us and one another. In celebration and appreciation, TSSW's Student Government Association is featuring a few of their colleagues, what they are currently focusing on, and their experience at TSSW.

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Announcing Student Government Association Leadership Team

Along with their coursework, field education, and professional and personal commitments, several of our students have taken on additional leadership roles with our Student Government Association, the voice of all graduate and professional students at TSSW.

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Announcing the First Fellowship Cohort for the Putting Policy in its Place Program

The Putting Policy in its Place (PPIP) program is pleased to announce its first eight fellows from the Tulane University School of Social Work.

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Stories from the Field: Cooperation and Collaboration in Palliative Medicine

Through his field education internship, a recent Tulane University School of Social Work graduate has worked with a Palliative Medicine social worker at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) to refine his skills and provide much needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Congratulations Fall 2020 Disaster & Mental Health Certificate Recipients

Our world today is dramatically impacted by experiences of disaster and collective trauma. Social workers are uniquely positioned to work with individuals, families, and communities impacted by these events. Being prepared to treat the psychological consequences of these types of crises is the purpose of the Tulane University School of Social Work Disaster and Collective Trauma Certificate (DaCT). This year, we are pleased to award DaCT certificates to 10 Master of Social Work candidates who graduated this month.

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Congratulations Fall 2020 Mental Health, Addiction, and the Family Certificate Recipients

Social work is a broad field. Even as individuals specialize in a population or environment, they know that relationships are critical to healing. TSSW students can develop that understanding through the Mental Health Addiction and the Family (MHAF) certificate. We are elated to announce that 33 Fall 2020 MSW graduates will also receive the MHAF certificate.

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Congratulations Fall 2020 Phi Alpha Honor Society

To graduate is an accomplishment. To do so by demonstrating academic rigor is a triumph. This is especially true for this year’s students.

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Stories from the Field: Grant Award for Community Garden at Low Barrier Shelter

Creative thinking and initiative are required when working with under resourced communities.

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Stories from the Field: Providing Services at the Low Barrier Shelter

 

Addressing the needs of those experiencing homelessness is a critical activity on a daily basis. Serving this population becomes even more urgent in emergency situations like extreme weather, disasters, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Doing so takes dedicated and compassionate individuals like Tulane University School of Law employee and part-time online Master of Social Work student, Alexandria Andara.

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Stories from the Field: Helping Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Along with social workers, those in graduate level social work education programs have served as essential workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Anthony Critelli-O’Donnell, Master of Social Work student at the Tulane University School of Social Work, has committed to addressing the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness through his field education placement.

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Stories from the Field: Supporting Children’s Literacy

The everyday commitment of a social worker doesn’t stop when situations change. Though the global COVID-19 pandemic has altered educational environments, those dedicated to serving the needs of students find ways to continue that support. One Tulane University School of Social Work graduate student used her creativity to convert her own van into a literacy lifeline for children in Mississippi.

Andrea Germany, LMSW, has been working as a school social worker in Meridian, Mississippi for almost 20 years, and just started her third semester in our online Doctorate of Social Work program. 

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Stories from the Field: Students Supporting Municipal Agencies

Master of Social Work students fill a number of roles with municipal agencies as part of the 900 hours they each commit to their field education programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are providing vital support to children and families as well as learning how to apply their classroom knowledge in innovative and meaningful ways.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Crigler is finishing her second semester in the Tulane University School of Social Work MSW program and is interning with the Office of Youth and Families (OYF) at the New Orleans Mayor's Office.

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Stories from the Field: Social Work Student Coordinates Supply Drive

Social work students don’t just wait for their field placement to make a commitment to helping their communities. Many come to TSSW graduate programs with the ability to see needs and mobilize resources in response. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, Master of Social Work student Kara Gloe has coordinated supply drives to support students and families in her local school district.

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Stories from the Field: Social Work Student Supporting Veterans

As part of their field education commitment, Tulane University School of Social Work students are supporting a variety of populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes United States Veterans served by the New Orleans Veterans Medical Center. Meet Julia Freudenberger an on-campus, full-time Master of Social Work student performing her field placement through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in New Orleans.

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Stories from the Field: Social Work Student Supporting Youth Agency

Much like social workers around the country, students from the Tulane University School of Social Work are finding innovative ways to support the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Read about how MSW student Ashley E. Barrett is supporting the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County (YSB).

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Stories from the Field: Social Work Student Supports Non-profit Organization

Master of Social Work Student Shelby Gelfand-Toutant is an intern with Broadmoor Improvement Association, a non-profit neighborhood organization that serves people who live, learn, work, worship, and play in the Broadmoor area of New Orleans.

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