Category: Social Work

Professor of social work Jill Schreiber co-authored an article on

Schreiber attends social work conference, publishes article on virtue ethics

In 2010, Calvin College hosted a conference on the role of virtue ethics in social work. The ideas which began there have been developed, and this fall, the “Journal of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work” published a special in which SIUE professor of social work Jill Schreiber co-authored one of the [...]

MSW students present research at Social Work Colloquium

MSW students present research at Social Work Colloquium

Master of Social Work (MSW) students raised awareness about issues ranging from the link between eating disorders and substance abuse to methamphetamine use in rural areas at the 2014 Social Work Colloquium.
Master of Social Work students presented research projects during the 2014 Social Work Colloquium. MSW students Sara Downey and Jessica Gain showed the correlation [...]

SSWA hosts inaugural One Night event

SSWA hosts inaugural One Night event

The Student Social Work Association (SSWA) organized its first One Night event to raise awareness of homelessness in Madison County.
The Student Social Work Association hosted its first One Night event to raise awareness of homelessness in Madison County. Signs (pictured) were displayed around the Stratton Quadrangle, with each of the 581 signs representing a homeless [...]

More than 100 Madison County residents attended Project Homeless Connect Jan. 29 at the Salvation Army in Alton. The event, which Master of Social Work students helped organized and volunteered at, brings together social service providers for the area's homeless population. Photo by Kari Williams.

MSW students assist more than 100 Madison County residents at Project Homeless Connect

William Hormann, of Worden, sought job resources and legal, medical and housing information last week during Project Homeless Connect at the Salvation Army in Alton – an event supported by Master of Social Work (MSW) students.
More than 100 Madison County residents attended Project Homeless Connect Jan. 29 at the Salvation Army in Alton. The event, [...]

Schreiber presents religion’s effect on child welfare at SSWR conference

Schreiber presents religion’s effect on child welfare at SSWR conference

Many scholars have researched religion’s effect on adolescents in the general population, but social work professor Jill Schreiber goes a step further in exploring its effect on adolescents involved in child welfare.
Social work professor Jill Schreiber
And she will do so Jan. 19 at the Society for Social Work and Research conference in San Antonio, Texas [...]

Master of Social Work students assist in preparation for Project Homeless Connect

Master of Social Work students assist in preparation for Project Homeless Connect

Master of Social Work students are receiving real-world experience through assisting Madison County’s homeless community as part of Project Homeless Connect.
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event organized by the Madison County Continuum of Care in which social service providers come together for those in need. Social work professor Jayme Swanke said food pantries and [...]

SSWA named Kimmel Leadership Center’s Student Organization of the Year

SSWA named Kimmel Leadership Center’s Student Organization of the Year

They handed out blankets to the homeless. They raised money for suicide prevention. And they collected donations for the Glen Carbon Food Pantry and the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center.
For these reasons (and others), the Student Social Work Association (SSWA) was selected as the Kimmel Leadership Center’s 2013 Student Organization of the Year.
Catherine Dye, Master in Social [...]

From left, social work professors Hsin-Hsin Huang, Kathleen Tunney and Bryan Duckham. Photo courtesy of Duckham

Social work professors explore department’s simulated-client teaching method

Simulating real-world experiences that social work students could face in their careers is a unique aspect of the department, according to social work professor Bryan Duckham, and students do not even need to leave the classroom.
From left, social work professors Hsin-Hsin Huang, Kathleen Tunney and Bryan Duckham. Photo courtesy of Duckham
Duckham, along with social work [...]

Jill Schreiber (left) and Mary Plocher (right) are the newest faculty members for the social work department.

Schreiber, Plocher add field work experience to social work department

Jill Schreiber and Mary Plocher, the newest faculty members in the social work department, bring their real-world experience to the classroom to prepare the next generation of social workers.
Jill Schreiber (left) and Mary Plocher (right) are the newest faculty members for the social work department.
Schreiber, who has a master’s in social work (MSW) from the [...]

Master of Social Work program sees highest number of applicants for 2013-14

Master of Social Work program sees highest number of applicants for 2013-14

SIUE’s master of social work program had “record enrollment” for the 2013-2014 academic year, according to Kathleen Tunney, social work department chair.
The program received its largest number of applicants – a roughly 33 percent increase, according to Bryan Duckham, master of social work program director.
Duckham said there were more than 90 applicants to the program, [...]

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