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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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  • 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...

  • Social Work Research

    In celebration of Arts and Sciences Week, Social Work will be hosting a table at CAS Research Day today in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. We've loved looking back over the year at all the quality research produced by our faculty. With implications at the local, state, national, and international levels and over $2.3 million in funding, we'll let the numbers do the talking.   Read More...

  • Student Secures Prescription Assistance Program Grant for MHAO

    In one of the ACP Concentration Year courses (Resource Development) students are tasked with completing a grant application. Students can opt for a simulated grant, or write and apply for a real grant in hopes of meeting a need for their practicum site. Jedediah Bragg is currently at the Mental Health Association Oklahoma (MHAO) serving as the Project Manager working on designing and implementing the Association's Community Health and Wellness Program in partnership with the William K.   Read More...

  • Student Seeks Grant to Fund Prescription Assistance Program

    In one of the ACP Concentration Year courses (Resource Development) students are tasked with completing a grant application. Students can opt for a simulated grant, or write and apply for a real grant in hopes of meeting a need for their practicum site. Jedediah Bragg is currently at the Mental Health Association Oklahoma (MHAO) serving as the Project Manager where he works on designing and implementing the Association's Community Health and Wellness Program in partnership with the William K.   Read More...

  • Clothesline Project

    The Clothesline Project is a national attempt to spread awareness about violence against women. It started in Massachusetts in 1990. The Project is a beautiful display of t-shirts created by survivors of violence and those in support of survivors.   Read More...

  • I Count

      On Monday, October 20th social work students joined together to participate in the "I Count" movement. The purpose was to identify persons living on the streets in Norman/Cleveland County. The students served people and helped interview them.   Read More...

  • Simulation about Domestic Violence

      Students in two Tulsa sections of Advanced Direct Practice with Populations at Risk experienced a powerful, emotional new simulation offered by the Simulation Center of OU Tulsa entitled “In Her Shoes”. Written by survivors of domestic violence, the scenarios presented stories of diverse women in violent relationships and asked students to make choices about how to proceed. The scenarios explored issues of same sex domestic violence, profound language and cultural barriers, ageism, legal ...  Read More...

  • Child Welfare Exchange Visit

      Students from Haruv University will visit Oklahoma the week of November 1st - 5th to complete this year's child welfare exchange. You can read about our students travel to Israel earlier this summer here. During their visit, Israeli students will have the opportunity to learn about our child welfare system through visits to a group home, speakers, information on and a tour of the Cherokee Nation, visits to local agencies, simulation experiences, and more.   Read More...

  • Filed Instructor Spotlight

      Ann Benson is a board member of Parents Helping Parents, an organization which has chapters in Norman, Tulsa, and Edmond. This non-profit is comprised of parents who are concerned about drug/alcohol use in their adolescent or adult children. The organization is 100% volunteer-based with a mission of providing education, resources, and support for parents.   Read More...

  • Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Art Display

    Last week Drs. McLeod and Natale worked to coordinate with the Girls Scouts of Western Oklahoma to bring an art show to the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Not your typical art show, the pieces in this project were all created by young women who are currently incarcerated by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs and are part of a therapeutic arts program to help the process how the trauma(s) of their lives have impacted them, and what they can do to alter their trajectories in as ...  Read More...

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