UW-Green Bay’s Collaborative Master of Social Work Program was recently recognized as a “Best Social Work Program” in a list of the “Best Graduate Schools” in a publication by US News & World Report. In advanced social work programs, students take courses in social welfare policy, child welfare, human behavior, management/administration, and ethics, as well as get field experience in clinical and agency settings. The UWGB MSW Program is a collaborative between UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh. The Program’s ranking and information about the selection criteria can be found at:
Marcy Jivery, a senior BSW student, will be presenting her research “Gender-Specific Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use” at the ninth annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event on Wednesday, March 7 in Madison. State leaders will view poster presentations of research projects such as Marcy’s, and learn more about how this work enriches their college experience. Academic research on campuses such as UW-Green Bay is said to have major effects on Wisconsin’s economy, and it better prepares students for the 21st century workforce. Marcy is part of a group of 200 undergraduate students and faculty advisors that will fill the Capital Rotunda to share their original research.
BSW student Marcy Jivery examines best-practice interventions for co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use in women. Research supports that cognitive behavioral, harm reduction, and strength-based techniques are applicable and effective. Additionally, trauma-informed care is highlighted as necessary for competency and awareness within social work practice.
Congratulations to Marcy and her faculty advisor, Social Work’s Dr. Jolanda Sallmann.
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The Professional Program in Social Work will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this spring and is holding an anniversary event, Connect*Network*Mentor, on Friday, March 9, 2012. The celebration will take place from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center. The celebration will include a silent auction to benefit the three BSW student scholarships provided through the Social Work Program. These scholarships are the Anne C. Kok Scholarship in Social Work/Social Justice, the Rolfe E. White Scholarship in Social Work, and the Jean B. Weidner Scholarship. For more details about the event and/or to register to attend, please visit: http://www.uwgb.edu/socwork/anniversary.asp Congratulations to past and present Social Work students, faculty and staff!