Category: Social Work

SIUE students and faculty helped host Project Homeless Connect at the St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville. (Photo courtesy of Jayme Swanke

SIUE students join community to create opportunity for area homeless

SIUE students joined the Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness to host Project Homeless Connect at St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville on January 28, 2015.
SIUE students and faculty helped host Project Homeless Connect at the St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville. (Photo courtesy of Jayme Swanke)
The annual event [...]

Students from the Social Work Department's Disaster Preparedness class discuss a topic in Peck Hall on Feb. 12. (Photo by Joe Lacdan

Students learn disaster preparation, management and response in new course

As extreme weather becomes more common, populations must be able to prepare for hazards caused by the weather or other natural disasters.
Students from the Social Work Department's Disaster Preparedness class discuss a topic in Peck Hall on Feb. 12. (Photo by Joe Lacdan)
Social Work professor Jayme Swanke created a disaster preparedness course so that students [...]

SIUE junior Jasmeen Wellere, a social work major, hopes to become a family practice lawyer after graduation. The Chicago native was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences' Stellar Student award. (Photo by Joe Lacdan)

STELLAR STUDENT: Jasmeen Wellere

Near her three-bedroom apartment on Chicago’s South Side, SIUE Jasmeen Wellere has heard the sounds of people fighting or dealing drugs. Other times she has heard gunshots.
SIUE junior Jasmeen Wellere, a social work major, hopes to become a family law attorney after graduation. The Chicago native was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences' Stellar [...]

Senior social work major Paula Tarbell

STELLAR Student profile: Paula Tarbell

Paula Tarbell believes in the value of social workers to promote social justice and empowering people to solve their problems.
Senior social work major Paula Tarbell
“One of the things I love about social work is that it comes from a strengths perspective [where] people are viewed within their entire environment, not just as a diagnoses/situation,” Tarbell [...]

Senior social work major Monica Shallow.

STELLAR Student profile: Monica Shallow

Empowering people and giving a voice to the marginalized and oppressed are the main reasons why senior Monica Shallow chose to pursue a career in social work. However, Shallow did not really learn about the social work profession until adulthood.
Senior social work major Monica Shallow.
“My co-workers would come into my office and ask me for [...]

Social Work professor Kim Carter.

Social Work professors present research at national conference

Three social work professors presented a study that outlined how simulated client-based instruction methods can complement a practice curriculum.  They presented findings about how experience in the simulated learning labs shapes students’ perceived level of comfort across social work practice.
Department of Social Work´s students in one of the labs used for stimulated clients instruction.
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, [...]

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