For the second year in a… Read more
SBS Faculty Awarded NASW Transformational Educator and Lifetime Achievement Awards
Professor Mary Damskey and Professor Emeritus David McKell have been recognized for their contributions to the field of Social Work in Arizona. Awards were presented to five leaders in social work in Northern Arizona on March 15th, at a celebration of National Social Work Month co-hosted by NAU and the National Association of Social Workers Arizona Branch 3.
Profiles on all awardees can be found below. One hundred and twenty students… Read more
Each fall semester, senior social work students enrolled in SW 423 are asked to partner with a community organization to create a project that impacts a minimum of 25 clients. Students address client needs identified by both the student group and the professional representative from the organization. This semester’s cohort completed 15 projects, and secured donated services or monetary donations exceeding $18,000 in support of their work.
They engaged the students in an interactive fashion and kept the energy… Read more
It’s official! In fall of 2018, Northern Arizona University will accept its first Master of Social Work (MSW) students. This new program will provide access to a highly marketable graduate degree in a rapidly-growing field. Coursework will be offered online for the first year, and MSW students will be accepted at Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning in fall semester of 2019.
This degree broadens career… Read more
Let’s be honest – social work is hard. Helping professionals put their hearts and minds into supporting others every day, and must develop unique skills to remain healthy, happy, and resilient under pressure.
There are times when every social worker experiences distress as a result of their work, and research shows that this can increase rates of burnout, job turnover, and life stress. Self-compassion,… Read more
Gradi Moore is the youngest student currently in field placement with NAU’s Child Welfare Training Project – a federally-funded scholarship program, committed to recruiting and training bachelor’s-level social workers to be competent Child Protective Services professionals. We interviewed her on the day of her first unsupported case call on behalf of a minor client.
Gradi, what brought you to the Child Welfare Training… Read more