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Check out our 2016 MSW Virtual Thesis Poster Session!!!

Abigail Grausam's MSW Thesis Poster Nancy Lopez' MSW Virtual thesis Poster

Michelle Pereira's MSW Virtual thesis PosterJoselynn Cruz' MSW Virtual thesis Poster

Our graduating MSWs have worked hard on these thesis docs, and now you can experience the result of their research and dedication!

Click on the posters above or follow this link to see all of the MSW Thesis Presentations!

 

CSULB School of Social Work is currently recruiting for a Director of Field
Education.


Please click here for more information about this exciting opportunity!

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CSULB Recognizes the School of Social Work Simulation Lab

CSULB Social Work Sim Lab instructor with students

On the Lower Level of the SSPA Building, within the Social Work Student Center, you can find the home to one of the best educational tools to help prepare social work students for working with clients in the real world: the Simulation Lab.

CSULB Social Work Sim Lab studentsCSULB Social Work Sim Lab students interactCSULB Social Work Sim Lab students role play

The CSULB website recently recognized the great work being done in the Sim Lab with a story on its home page. Here's an excerpt:

The simulated home is a laboratory where faculty can collaborate with consultants and other experts to help train the next generation of social workers.

“It’s a different world than sitting in a classroom pretending to be doing a visit.” Nancy Meyer-Adams, Director of the School of Social Work, says of the lab. “It is a safe space for students to practice their skills before meeting with families that may need their help.”

Check out the rest of the article here!

Remembering Nohemi Gonzales

CSULB Student Nohemi Gonzales

An International Education Scholarship has been created by the University to honor the memory of our CSULB student whose life ended tragically in Paris during the terrorist attack on November 13th, 2015.

Giving can be made through the following means:

The Nohemi Gonzales Fund for International Studies may be accessed via:

BeachFunder   https://beachfunder.csulb.edu/

CSULB Main Page “GIVE” button  https://www.csulb.edu/give

 

Updated information regarding Field Instructor Training may be found HERE!

 

CSULB Lobby Days 2015 Experiences!

CSULB student Keesha Clark at Lobby Days 2015

On April 19-20th, Legislative Lobby Days Two-Day Event happened at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Over 1,100 social work students attended the event and the CSULB school of social work had the largest group!

In the interviews below and on the next page, our students talk about their experiences with attending the event and meeting with the legislators.

Listen to Keesha Clark talk about what her Lobby Days weekend was like:

CLICK HERE to watch video of eight other CSULB students, who share what Lobby Days 2015 meant to them -- and what Lobby Days 2016 could mean to you!

 

CSULB DE Students Share Lobby Days Experience With NASW Chapter

MSW Students and CSULB faculty at Lobby Days 2015

Recently, CSULB Distance Education MSW students Jason Singh, Lupe Sema, and Ana Quiroz participated in the 2015 Lobby Days weekend and shared their experience with the NASW Sonoma Chapter. Click on this link to read the NASW California News article here!

CSULB Social Work Graduate Honored At 2015 Women's Research Colloquium

Benigna Hernandez walking to accept her award at the 2015 WRQ.

Benigna Hernandez, who just graduated in Spring 2015 from the school of Social Work, was honored at the 2015 WRQ ceremony at the Pyramid with the President’s Commission on the Status of Women Advancement of Women Student Award.

The Commission serves the campus community through initiating, advocating and implementing action that addresses the concerns of CSULB women students, faculty, staff and administrators. Their mission is to ensure that the University responds to the needs of women by removing inequities and providing a supportive educational, working and social environment for all members of the campus community.

Benigna Hernandez holds her award with Joy Rubin at the 2015 WRQ.

Ms. Hernandez was nominated by Joy Rubin, and her concentration was in Children, Youth and Families. Congratulations to Benigna, another excellent example of the high caliber of stuents that make up the CSULB School of Social Work family.

Social Work Students Share Lobby Days Highlights With President Conoley

CSULB President Conoley meets with social work students

Last week Keesha Clark, Cindy Franco, Eduardo Jimenez, Jackie Lozano, and Lorie Younger met with Dr. Jane Conoley to discuss their experiences at Lobby Days and the importance of political action for change on the part of social workers.They thanked her for CSULB's support and shared their agenda, which highlighted the 3 bills they lobbied for. There was a phenomenal turnout at Lobby Days this year and the CSULB name is well-known in Sacramento!

Dr. Conoley was very supportive and shared her own experiences lobbying in Sacramento and connected with the students about issues related to social justice, in both the CSULB community and the greater Long Beach community.

Dr. Conoley mentioned how many CSULB alumni are well connected politically, and stated her desire to engage these alumni to form a group. The Social Work student team agreed that this would be an amazing force for change and a great way for students to make crucial connections.

Congratulations to Keesha, Cindy, Eduardo, Jackie, Lorie and Dr. Conoley and all the other students who worked tirelessly to make this year's Lobby Days such a success. This is truly an example of being the change you want to see in the world.

CSULB SSW's Judy Green Honored With Faculty Community Service Award

Judy Green LCSW on the CSULB campus

On Wednesday April 22, at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid, the 2015 University Achievement Awards and Celebration of Instruction, Research, Creative Activity and Service were held.

Featuring displays from student and faculty research and creative work, the ceremony included President Jane Close Conoley, Provost David Dowell and Academic Senate Chair Praveen Soni in honoring outstanding members of the campus community.

A Faculty member and Alumna of the School of Social Work, Judy Green was awarded the Faculty Community Service Award! A licensed clinical social worker and the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Judy had facilitated support groups for children of Holocaust survivors for many years before she became involved with the Cambodian community in 2013.

Since then she has been a panelist at forums discussing the impact that genocide has on the mental health of survivor families, including last year's Collaboration Across Communities, at the national conference of the largest Asian American advocacy organization in the U.S.

For this and her dedicated work with the Jewish Family and Children's Service Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (serving on the advisory board since 1990), the South Central LA Ministry Project and the EndAbuse Council of Long Beach, and much more, the CSULB community was proud to recognize Ms. Green for her outstanding Community Service. 

 

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