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Tag: Social Work

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Sep 15, 2020

Study Highlights Ties Between Racism and Activism in Black Youth

A new study from NC State and the University of Virginia finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth. 

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Sep 8, 2020

Study Highlights Keys to Helping Dads Be There For Kids When They Don’t Have Custody

NC State and VCU researchers highlight several factors that help determine the extent to which fathers who don’t have custody are involved in their kids' lives. 

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May 4, 2020

NC State’s School of Social Work: Same Excellent Program, New Name

NC State’s Department of Social Work has changed its name: effective April 28, 2020, it is the School of Social Work.  

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Nov 26, 2019

$2.24M in Grants Will Equip Social Workers to Address Opioid Crisis

With support from two grants, NC State's Department of Social Work is preparing students to help those struggling with addiction. 

Oct 7, 2019

Study Abroad Spotlight: Timothy McDonald Jr.

Social work graduate student Timothy McDonald Jr. spent a semester studying abroad in Accra, Ghana. Learn more about his experience. 

Nov 27, 2018

Use QPR to Prevent Suicide

Using a QPR approach (question, persuade, refer), NC State social work professor Willa Casstevens says you may be able to prevent a suicide. 

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Feb 13, 2018

NC State, Campbell Law School Partner to Offer Dual Graduate Degree in Social Work, Law

A new dual degree program enables students to earn a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctor simultaneously through NC State’s Department of Social Work and Campbell Law School. 

Oct 25, 2017

Social Work Receives $3.1M to Train Next Generation of Practitioners

NC State’s Department of Social Work has received two federal grants totaling $3.1M to train the next generation of integrated behavioral health and primary care providers. 

Mar 3, 2017

Big Questions Around Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools

Facebook has rolled out a handful of tools it hopes will be helpful in preventing suicide. Will they help? Willa Casstevens, associate professor of social work at NC State, studies suicide prevention efforts. She's hopeful such intervention might be positively received by younger people in particular, since they’re used to interacting via social media. “In the moment, a caring hand reached out can move mountains and work miracles,” she says. “The question would then be if they would still be in a position to take advantage of it.” 

Feb 8, 2017

Research Gives Social Work Student New Perspective

Katherine McCallister’s interest in social work is clear: “I want to help improve the communities I’m a part of,” she says. Through undergraduate research at NC State, she is able to do just that.