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Social Work Spotlight

  • Humanities Forum Fellows, Chloe Noyorei-Corbett & David Moxley, Outcast and Outlands, 2016- 2017

    With over 270,000 of the stateless Muslim minority, the Rohingya, fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar in recent weeks, the work of OU Social Work faculty Chie Noyori-Corbett and David Moxley (Forum Fellows for the “Outcasts & Outlands” theme of 2016-2017) has never been more relevant. This film explains their project on Rohingya women refugees from Myanmar who are residing in the Vickery Meadow resettlement community in Dallas, Texas: https://youtu.be/OryWkVOCiZU. Chie and David’s important project has helped bring about a member-responsive resettlement support system in which the refugees and their families create art projects, articulate their values for mentoring and support in the US, and explain what’s needed for a new community center. Chie, who was awarded the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work’s Faculty of the Year award for 2017, is also a recent recipient of a Department of State “Diplomacy Lab” grant for her work on this project. And we wish David well as he commences his directorship of the School of Social Work at the University of Alaska Anchorage!

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  • Community in Action: The Diplomacy Lab

    Kick off of the Diplomacy Lab titled “Social Work and Refugee Resettlement” led by Dr. Noyori-Corbett!!"The Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the US State Department to “course-source” research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges, by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country."- US Department of StateAfter the lecture and the discussion with the State Department Official in t...  Read More...

  • Alumni Happenings: Thank you to OU MSW program

    "Just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU to the Tulsa OU MSW program professors and staff for the support they gave during my MSW journey. Commuting from Lawton to finish the program was tough, but I'm glad I finished the program. On August 7, 2017, I began my new career as a Psychological Clinican II at the Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center with the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA)." - Pennyrose Perez, MSW ('17)Our array of flexible program options for working students allows man...  Read More...

  • Students in Action: Mindfulness Presentation

    Bethany Trueblood, an MSW student and graduate assistant at OU-Tulsa, gave a presentation about practicing mindfulness on August 4th to entrepreneurs at 36 Degrees North, a growing entrepreneurial hub in the Brady Arts District. The focus of the presentation was on using mindfulness techniques to help individuals gain control and raise awareness of how they interact with their surroundings, especially when under stress. Dustin Curzon, Executive Director of 36 Degrees North, approached the Anne a...  Read More...

  • Administrative Changes for Fall 2017

    The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work has had a busy summer! We are pleased to announce the addition of several new faculty and staff members on both the Norman and Tulsa Campuses. Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues!   Read More...

  • 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...

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