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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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  • 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...

  • Hope Theory to Reduce Critical Incidents Among Soldiers

    Social Work Faculty member Ric Munoz recently visited, along with Human Relations professor and Assistant Dean Chan Hellman, US Army and Air Force base Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) just outside of Seattle. The purpose of the visit was to begin training military chaplains in the usage of hope theory to reduce critical incidents among soldiers, particularly suicide. Suicide has been linked to a sense of hopelessness, which is the perception that one's goals are unattainable, no matter the ...  Read More...

  • OU Represents at CSWE APM

    Our faculty will be presenting 13 times throughout the Council on Social Work Education's Annual Program Meeting this week. Special congratulations to faculty member Megan Gandy-Guedes and colleagues who will be presented with the 2016 Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) Scholarship Award for their paper "Impact of victimization, community climate, and community size on mental health of sexual and gender minority youth" at the LGBT Caucus...  Read More...

  • Pennyrose Perez Named CSWE Minority Fellow

    The Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE’s) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) recently announced the third Now is the Time: MFP-Youth Master’s Student Cohort. Congratulations to Pennyrose Perez, Tulsa MSW student, who was named of the 40 fellows. The fellowship for advanced social work master’s students is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It offers financial and other supports to direct-practice focuse...  Read More...

  • Health Professions Week - Alumni Spotlight

    Frannie Pryor is the first behavioral health consultant at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Oklahoma City. She is dually licensed as a clinical social worker and alcohol and drug counselor and is also certified in behavioral health case management. She completed a post-graduate certificate program in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in May of 2014.   Read More...

  • Health Professions Week - Alumni Spotlight

    Health Professions Week is designed to help college and high school students explore the various career options in health. Many of our alumni work in health related settings playing vital roles. Today alumna Tracy Schettler, Behavioral Health Consultant for the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine at OU, is sharing more about what she does.Practicing social work in an integrated family medicine setting is an exciting, fast pace career choice.   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...

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