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Entrena releases final report of the UI January 2023 Women Empowerment Dominican Republic Study Abroad Program

A full report from Entrena of the University of Iowa January 2023 Women Empowerment Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic.
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MSW alum Craig Malloy uses social work skills with veterans

Craig Malloy is an MSW alum from the School of Social Work, and is currently retired at 71 years old. He is on several boards, including the Brushy Creek Honor Flight Board as the Vice President. He works with veterans frequently, and often uses the skills he learned as a social worker through his work with Honor Flights.  
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MSW alum Larry Cranston finds fulfillment in social work

Larry Cranston graduated from the University of Iowa social work program in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2002 with his Masters in Social Work. Now twenty years later, he has led a career of fulfilling work at various social work institutions to look back on. 
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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.