The School of Social Work is fortunate to have distinguished and dedicated faculty members who are experienced professionals, accomplished in their fields. Drawing from experience and current practice, they are committed to learning that addresses the needs and goals of today’s social work students.
The practice of working with vulnerable children and families calls upon us to engage families into a change process by focusing on their strengths, risks, resiliency, and transitions. This graduate program prepares students by combining theoretical constructs with the emerging research and best practices, always striving for positive outcomes for children and youth in real world practice settings.
There are endless opportunities in the classroom and practicum for students to pursue their interests in specialized areas of child and adolescent mental health, school social work, juvenile justice, and child abuse and neglect. They emerge with a strong sense of the clinical and psychosocial characteristics of children who have trauma histories or seri- ous emotional disturbance, along with the teamwork perspective and competence to promote child well-being within systems of care.”
Joyce Lee Taylor, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor