Everything listed under: Community

  • Community in Action: Guíamos South OKC Community Celebration

    On Saturday April 22, 2017 the OKC Southside Initiative, an innovative social work practicum unit of 6 interns instructed of Dr. Brady, co-hosted the Guíamos community event in South Oklahoma City. The focus of Guíamos was on bringing community members together to celebrate youth produced creative, literary, visual, and performance arts that were undertaken as part of the Southside Initiative’s winter/spring programming.   Read More...

  • Community in Action: Advocacy for Housing, Public Accommodation, and Workplace Equal Rights

    Check out this video in partnership with the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, advocating for housing, public accommodation, and workplace equal rights.This video is a product of a class project (Dallas Pettigrew) and showcases the work of students: Abby Boehning, JJ Mitchell, LaDawn Abdoo, and Johnny Cunningham. This video incorporates local, Oklahoma legislation, as well as features the voices and faces of Tulsa residents.    Read More...

  • Community in Action: Tulsa Fire Department Practicum Placement

    The Community Assistance, Referral, & Education Services (C.A.R.E.S.) program started in Tulsa as a five-day-a-week pilot in January, 2017. The program collaborates across disciplines and partners with the community to decrease barriers to comprehensive non-emergency health care that encompasses social, behavioral, and environmental factors as well as traditional healthcare connotations, while increasing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of public resources. The goal of the program is to...  Read More...

  • Community Engagement: Generalist Practice with Organizations & Communities Course

    On Friday, December 9, 2016, BSW students at the University of Oklahoma presented on semester projects from their Generalist Practice with Organizations & Communities course, team-taught by Drs. Moxley and Brady. More than 40 faculty, professional social workers, and community leaders from the area attended the event, which was sponsored by the Program for Continuing Professional Development in Social Work.   Read More...

  • Southern Oaks Block Party

    Held on Saturday, August 13th from 10 am - 2pm in the Southern Oaks Park of South OKC, the Southern Oaks Block Party was a collaborative project with several South Oklahoma City anchor institutions; specifically the Southern Oaks Community Center (Parks and Recreation), Southern Oaks Library (Metropolitan Library System) and Parmelee Elementary (OKC Public Schools). The University of Oklahoma Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work launched two community practice and civic engagement interns...  Read More...

  • USDA Awards OK Farmer's Market Coalition Multi-Year Grant

    In 2014, Professors Karen Gray and Ric Munoz began working with a coalition of farmers’ markets, activists, and the Community Service Council to expand “Double Up Oklahoma” (DUO). DUO doubles SNAP (food stamps) participants’ purchasing power for more locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables by matching SNAP purchases at farmers’ markets (dollar for dollar up to $20 per visit). This is a win-win for small farms and SNAP recipients by bringing local produce to low-income tables.   Read More...

  • Brynn Dickinson - Infant Crisis Services Practicum Experience

      Brynn Dickinson, 2016 BSW graduate, shares with us about her practicum experience and future plans.  As my time at the University of Oklahoma and the Zarrow School of Social Work comes to an end, I am very thankful to have had a superb practicum experience at Infant Crisis Services in Oklahoma City. Infant Crisis Services is a non-profit food and clothing pantry (also providing many other items) that serves the Oklahoma metro area infant and toddlers, along with many clients fro...  Read More...

  • La Tasha Lucas, Tulsa Schweitzer Fellow

      MSW student La Tasha Lucas was selected as one of the inaugural Tulsa Schweitzer Fellows. These students will be working on projects that address the causes of health disparities. Below La Tasha shares about her project and motivation.   Read More...

  • Mitzi Pope: Addressing Elder Abuse

    In March 2015, I was invited to New Orleans by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to participate in a tribal listening session with representatives from tribal governments and service providers and those that work closely with tribes, tribal domestic violence coalitions and federal responders. NCALL is the lead technical assistance provider to communities receiving federal grants to address elder abuse. NCALL questioned whethe...  Read More...

  • Simulation Debriefing Training

    Haruv USA is offering training programs that use social simulations in order to train professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. The simulation training takes place in the new and innovative Schusterman Pediatric Social Simulation Center in the Tandy Education Center at OU-Tulsa. Any simulation training is recorded and includes a debriefing process.   Read More...