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Social Work Spotlight

  • Community in Action: TFD Follow-up

    You may remember learning about a new practicum placement with the Tulsa Fire Department in a recent spotlight post

    Here's the latest on this placement:
    Students embedded in the Tulsa Fire Department have, to date, served 58 clients. The initial program data run in the first six weeks of the practicum showed an 80% decrease in 911 calls from the top 10 utilizers of emergency services. The most current data, 14 weeks into the practicum, of the top 10 super utilizers shows an average of 57.8% decrease in emergency calls. The students have successfully closed 8 cases and continue to actively work with or monitor the remaining clients. New referrals are coming in daily from the individual fire stations and outside agencies and individuals.

    The students have made program presentations to fire department command staff and outside agencies including Life Senior Services, 211, Day Center for the Homeless, and A Way Home for Tulsa Outreach Work Group consisting of a collaboration of several community organizations addressing homelessness. 

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  • Community in Action: TFD Follow-up

    You may remember learning about a new practicum placement with the Tulsa Fire Department in a recent spotlight post. Here's the latest on this placement:Students embedded in the Tulsa Fire Department have, to date, served 58 clients. The initial program data run in the first six weeks of the practicum showed an 80% decrease in 911 calls from the top 10 utilizers of emergency services. The most current data, 14 weeks into the practicum, of the top 10 super utilizers shows an average of 5...  Read More...

  • 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...

  • 2017 Oklahoma Policy Institute Summer Institute Scholarships

    The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work will provide up to three scholarships to the Oklahoma Policy Institute (OPI) Summer Institute program. This includes one undergraduate student, one graduate student from Tulsa and one graduate student from Norman.Scholarship application deadline: May 26, 2017The OPI Summer Policy Institute gathers both undergraduate and graduate students from Oklahoma colleges and universities in a multi-day event that offers:• Seminars, panels, workshops, presenta...  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...

  • Women’s March: Honoring Paula Schonauer, Meadow Hazelhoff, and Deborah Johnson

    On January 21, 2017, two current social work students and one former student helped shape history. Per the National Association of Social Workers, social workers are ethically bound to engage politically and advocate for justice. Paula Schonauer, Meadow Hazelhoff, and Deborah Johnson led an outstanding, political, social justice movement in the state of Oklahoma, and the School is proud to share their story of activism for positive social change.Paula, Meadow, and Deborah believe in women’...  Read More...

  • Student Perspective: Making your voice heard

    We live in a great, big world, and can oftentimes find ourselves feeling small and insignificant. However, MSW students Molly Bryant & Harmony Revard Fuller remind us that our voices are not too small to make a powerful impact!As domestic violence advocates in our ACP concentration year practicums, part of our jobs are to analyze policies and proposed legislation from the viewpoint of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. After reading through bills for the 2017 Oklahoma legisla...  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...

  • İLos estudiantes excepcionales de trabajo social!

    İLos estudiantes excepcionales de trabajo social! Three exceptional students stepped up for the challenge of advancing their skills of practice in Spanish. Gabriella Urquiza, Anais Figueroa, and Mary Noble, MSW students in Tulsa, are students in Advanced Direct Practice with Populations at Risk, with Dr.   Read More...

  • Terri White named CAS Distinguished Alumni

    We are thrilled to announce that MSW alumna Terri White, Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, has been selected as one of the 2017 OU College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni. She will be honored at the 2017 Kaleidoscope Evening in Norman on Friday, March 3rd. Commissioner White will present to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends on Thursday, March 2nd.  Read More...

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