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Gilster, Witry, Logsden secure funding for “Social Workers in Eastern Iowa Public Libraries” project

Faculty in the University of Iowa School of Social Work and the School of Library and Information Science recently secured a $50,000 grant for a project integrating social work into public libraries.

University of Iowa announces 2022 winners of Annual National Poetry Contest for Social Workers

The 2022 winning entries will be published in the April 2022 issue of The New Social Worker Magazine.

Support students of color during National Social Work Month

Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to support 5 deserving students in the next school year—not only by making a donation but also inspiring others to give through your generous example.
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CEU Opportunities announced for Spring / Summer 2022

The University of Iowa School of Social Work offers continuing education opportunities throughout the year for social workers around the state of Iowa. We have scheduled the following CEU courses for Spring / Summer of 2022. All workshops will take place online via Zoom. Registration is required; please sign up using the links that follow.
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Honoring Black History (Month), from the School of Social Work

Celebrating Black History Month is crucial as society continues to grapple with racism, prejudice, and white supremacy.

Coohey co-authors two studies in Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

In April 2021, University of Iowa School of Social Work Professor Carol Coohey, MSW, PhD, co-authored a study to develop and validate the Suicide Counseling Skills Inventory. The study was co-authored by former School of Social Work faculty member Keri Neblett and 2017 MSW graduate Sara Knox, and was published in the Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. In August 2021 in the Crisis journal, Coohey published the study "Assessing Crisis Chat Visitors’ Capacity to Regulate Thoughts Related to Suicide," also co-authored by Neblett.

Coohey and Landsman Named ICSMH Faculty Research Affiliates

School of Social Work Professors Carol Coohey, MSW, PhD, and Miriam Landsman, MSW, PhD, have been named faculty research affiliates at the new Iowa Center on School Mental Health (ICSMH).

Coohey and Conrad co-author international study on US trends, diagnoses, costs of child abuse and neglect

School of Social Work Professor Carol Coohey, MSW, PhD, and Associate Professor Aislinn Conrad, MSW, PhD, have co-authored a study, "Trends, Diagnoses, and Hospitalization Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States of America" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The research team also included Armeda Wojciak, University of Minnesota; Brandon Butcher and Corinne Peek-Asa, UI College of Public Health; and Resmiye Oral, Dartmouth College.

Unity through Critical Cultural Competence

The certificate program helps students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to relate effectively across cultures in diverse environments, both domestic and international.
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Master of Social Work Degree Maximizes Social Justice

The University of Iowa School of Social Work is now in the final stages of a complete curriculum redesign for the school’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.