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Faculty Research Productivity Ranked in Top Third of U.S. Social Work Doctoral Programs

A new study ranks the research productivity of the University of Minnesota School of Social Work faculty as 20th out of 76 U.S. social work doctoral programs. The study was published in the international journal Scientometrics, in July 2018. It examined the scholarly productivity of 1,699 tenure-track faculty in all 76 U.S. social work doctoral […]

Community faculty positions posted in School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is looking for community faculty members to teach Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semester courses. in social work and youth studies. The list of classes that need instructors and the link to apply are on the school’s website.

Angie Hirsch is Social Work Alumni of the Year

Angie Hirsch. the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work’s 2018 Alumni of the Year, is a product of the system and proud of it. Hirsch, M.S.W. ‘04, has been the American Indian Mental Health Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Human Services since 2011. The position is critical for the design and delivery of […]

Oliver Williams receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Oliver Williams, the founder of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC), received the 2018 Alliance for HOPE International Lifetime Achievement Award in Fort Worth, Texas on April 25, 2018. “Oliver Williams has changed the world for thousands of victims and offenders in the course of his amazing career. He is […]

Social Work student selected as Congressional Intern

Ravyn Gibbs, an M.S.W./M.P.H. student, was selected for the 2018 Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program. She will be interning with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Gibbs is Anishinaabe. She is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and a direct descendant of the Red Lake Nation. She holds a […]

Helen Meyer Receives OAA

On Oct. 25, The Honorable Helen Meyer, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, was presented with the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Meyer is a School of Social Work alumna, who carried out the school’s commitment to social justice through her work as a lawyer and judge. While on the state Supreme Court, […]

M.S.W. Grad Partners with Community to Study Sex Trafficking Concerns

Since graduating with a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work in 2015, Christina Melander has worked as a research fellow at Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) to identify sex trafficking trends throughout Minnesota. She hopes to expand her work to lead independent research […]

Marion Barber Jr., Gophers Hall-of-Fame running back, earns his degree at age 57

Marion Barber Jr. is persistent. As an All-Big Ten running back for the Golden Gophers football team in the late 1970s, Barber was a record-setting player. In 2017, at age 57, Barber’s determination off the field culminated May 11 when he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota as part of the commencement […]

M.S.W. graduate named 2017 Bush Fellow

Brenda Hartman (M.S.W. ’89), a St. Paul therapist who provides counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples, was named a 2017 Bush Fellow this week. She and 23 other people were selected from nearly 650 applications for the fellowships. Applicants described their leadership vision and how a Bush Fellowship would both help them achieve their goals […]

Audit by Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking has big impact on St. Paul police-community relations

Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking played a big role in audit, community meetings that resulted in removal of officers from police-civilian review board.
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Conversations with Communities: Local Opiod Trends; How to Recognize Overdose

February 1, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Presenter: Stephanie Devich, BS, CPP, LADC
Counselor, Harm Reduction Specialist, Valhalla Place, Brooklyn Park

Join us to learn aobut local opiod trends and risks of overdose; how to recognize opiod use versus overdose; the use of Narcan to reverse overdose.

Lunch is provided. Free CEUs provided to those in full attendance. RSVP.