IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Samantha Taylor has grown up well aware of the hurdles life can put in your path. The IUPUI Ph.D. student has overcome illness and injury to pursue her goal to become a medical social worker -- a dream that would allow her to help others navigate a complex health care system and realize their own goals.
Partnership between IUSSW and Croatian agency wins first Global Engagement Award from IUPUI Office of International Affairs
A small Croatian agency that has opened its arms to the Indiana University School of Social Work has been awarded the first Global Engagement Award by the Office of International Affairs at IUPUI.
Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty utilizes a beguiling mop head in a book about a program that teaches children how to make right choices
Moppy, a beguiling mop head with blue eyes perched atop a red handle, is the face of a simple, understandable program that teaches children of all ages how to make right choices in life and what to do to should they make a wrong one.
Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of Transtheoretical Model of Behavior presented to social work students and others at symposium
The Indiana University Schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Medicine have announced that Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change will be at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Sept.12 to address field supervisors in social work, nurse preceptors, and faculty preceptors from medicine as part of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) training grant. Dr. DiClemente’s model is one of the most recognized and practiced models for health behavior change across the globe. Funding to support this activity has been provided by SAMSHA to the Indiana University Schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Medicine.
The director of the Indiana Department of Child Services told Child Welfare Scholars graduates the lives of children across Indiana will be better off because of them.
Caribbean countries turn to Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty to help develop strategies to deal with youth and gang-related violence
Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty of the Indiana University School of Social Work will travel to five Caribbean countries in May to help develop new strategies to deal with youth and gang-related violence that have terrorized some of communities for years.
IU School of Social Work Professor Patrick Sullivan will be among those recognized at when the University of Kansas celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Strengths Perspective he worked on while at KU in the early 1980s.
Indiana University School of Social Work Professor Patrick Sullivan will be among those recognized when the University of Kansas celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Strengths Perspective, a school of thought he worked on while at KU in the early 1980s.
INDIANAPOLIS -- http://www.graduateprograms.com/ has ranked the graduate programs of the IU School of Social Work among the top 10 in the U.S. for overall value.
The Indiana University School of Social Work is hosting eight leaders in military social work from the Republic of Korea this week in an unprecedented meeting to discuss how the two countries deliver military social work.
Minutes before IUPUI Soccer Coach Isang Jacob's team was due on the field, he took time out to meet with alumni, faculty and staff from the Indiana University School of Social Work and told them, "I am part of you. You are part of me."
Cortney Owens, a Master of Social Work student from Indianapolis, has been named the 2013-2014 Joe Fahy Fellowship recipient.
Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty has been awarded the 2013 Glenn W. Irwin Experience Excellence Recognition Award for the time she has devoted to the lives of students, the School of Social Work and programs that cut across the IUPUI campus and community at-large.
A collaborative training program proposal by the Schools of Social Work, Nursing and Medicine have been award a grant of more than $900,000 from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Dr. Khadija Khaja of the Indiana University School of Social Work will lead a two-year effort called "Find Your Voice: Hear My Voice," on the IUPUI campus to promote campus unity, conversation and collaboration around the topic of civil discourse.
Child Welfare Scholars graduates are told working with children and families is the most important work they will ever undertake
New Bachelor and MSW Child Welfare Scholar graduates were told nothing else they undertake in their lives will be as important as the work they do with the Indiana Department of Child Services.
The Dean of the Indiana University School of Social Work often tells new doctoral students that their commitment will determine whether they succeed in the PhD program.
Five students from the Indiana University School of Social Work were among the 2013 Plater Civic Engagement Medallion recipients.
Indiana Sen. Greg Porter looked out at the faces of hundreds of social work students and told them they are "beacons of light," to individuals who need their help.
Good news! It is official. On Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 the Indiana University School of Social Work received the notification the CSWE Commission on Accreditation had reaffirmed the accreditation of the School's BSW and MSW programs for the maximum 8-year period with no progress report due
Linda Olvey, the MSW Direct Field Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Maynard K. Hine Award, which recognizes significant contributions to Indiana University-Purdue University. Olvey is a 1983 MSW graduate of the School of Social Work.
Richard A. Reed, whose social work career has taken him from working with veterans in Indianapolis to the White House, has received the Government Security News/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security Award.
For two hours on a recent Friday, Bachelor of Social Work students from IUPUI offered the residents of a low-income housing complex on Indianapolis’s far-eastside something that was priceless: a chance to smile and laugh all for free.
In the last year, social worker Tamra O'Keefe Rigdon learned to appreciate humor wherever she finds it with her son, a wounded warrior from Afghanistan that no one thought would live past the first hours of his devastating injuries from an IED explosion.
The faculty and staff of the School of Social Work from held a retreat recently to talk about the upcoming reaccreditation visit at the beginning of November and to update one another about research and other projects they are working on.
Graduate fellowship named for Joseph Fahy, a newspaper reporter known for being a champion of society’s voiceless and vulnerable
The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and the Indiana University School of Social Work are proud to announce a graduate fellowship named for Joe Fahy, who in his career as a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh and planning director at CHIP, was a champion of society's voiceless and vulnerable.
Samantha Harrell, a Bachelor of Social Work student on the IUB campus, has been named the 2012 Outstanding BSW Student of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The award is given to a student who exemplifies the values, ethics, goals and mission of the social work profession. Harrell also received a $1,000 scholarship.
Dean Emeritus of the Indiana University School of Social Work Sheldon Siegel had a lifelong passion for social justice, love for his family and compassion for older people whom he worked tirelessly to help improve their lives.
Dean Michael Patchner tells new PhD students that perseverance and persistence are key to finishing doctoral program
Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told new PhD students there are two critical elements that can guarantee their success in the doctoral program: perseverance and persistence.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan of the Indiana University School of Social Work will attend a two day meeting in Denver in October to help develop advanced practice behaviors that address behavioral health disparities.
The 37th annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas drew participants from 26 states and Canada to Nashville, Ind. for a four-day conference.
On a recent morning, the class in Room 2106 in the Education/Social Work Building looked like just another summer school course that day. Except it wasn't.
Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli, Professor and Interim Executive Director of Labor Studies, IU School of Social Work, was a member of a research delegation of social work faculty from several US universities that recently traveled to Cuba.
Graduates of the BSW and MSW Child Welfare Scholars program represent the next generation of leaders at the Indiana Department of Child Services, Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told the students at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments.
One of the alluring aspects of a smart phone doesn't have anything to do will making calls. It is the App store, a place where whims, interests and needs can be satisfied with a click.
Kam Ming Chan, an MSW student at the Indiana University School of Social Work, has been named a 2012-2013 Indiana Albert Schweitzer Fellow. Chan is one of 14 graduate students from Indiana who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, developing lifelong leadership skills, and living famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer's message of service.
Stephan Viehweg, a lecturer at the School of Social Work is named interim director of the IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice
Stephan Viehweg, a lecturer at the Indiana University School of Social Work where he oversees the Catie B. Project for Family Centered Care, has been named interim director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Center for Translating Research into Practice (Trip).
MSW student sees four years of hard work pay off in her quest to become an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader
Commitment. Dedication to improving the lives of others. Perseverance. Three traits that can well serve a student seeking to become a social worker so they can they bring hope and change to peoples' lives.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan is named to CSWE-NADD Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Curriculum Project
Dr. Patrick Sullivan of the Indiana University School of Social Work has been selected to serve as a member of CSWE-NADD Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Curriculum Project curriculum development team for the Integrated Health Policy and Services Course.
For the Bachelor of Social Work Students from the Indiana University School of Social Work, the Introduction to Case Management class provided much more than three academic credits. It allowed them to see the look on a client’s face when a problem they had faced had been resolved.
Bachelor and Master of Social Work students were honored on May 4th for receiving university-level recognition, scholarships, being Child Welfare Scholars and Kappa Gamma Phi Alpha inductees at the Indiana University School of Social Work Honors Convocation.Paragraph
Bachelor of Social Work Students from the Indiana University School of Social Work at IUPUI have received honors ranging from being recognized as one of the Top 100 students at IUPUI, receiving the William Plater Civic Engagement Medallions and being recognized as the Chancellor's Academic Scholar.
Dr. Lisa McGuire, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at IUPUI, will attend Harvard University's Management Development Program, an initiative designed to prepare future leaders in social work education.
The School of Social Work faculty received awards for mentoring and multicultural teaching, while others were honored for their accomplishments. School of Social Work student Alida Jo Goffinski, received the Chancellor’s Scholar award at the 2012 Chancellor’ Academic Honors Convocation held April 19 on the IUPUI campus.
The School of Social Work faculty presented posters at the 2012 IUPUI Research Day that touched on the topics of teaching, health reform and assessing the needs of child welfare. The event was held April 13 at the IUPUI Campus Center.
Graduate students from the Indiana University School of Social Work's Leadership Concentration held a community forum on April 10th to address the impacts of incarceration on individuals and families, from birth to adulthood.
Lew Linde is the recipient of the 2012 School of Social Work Sprit of Philanthropy Award for his ongoing commitment to students and the School at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Awards ceremony held April 10th on the IUPUI campus.
Five members of the School of Social Work faculty will be honored at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 19 for awards for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching, the Alvin S. Bynum Mentor Award for Faculty, Trustee Teaching Awards and for a Prestigious External Award.
Legislative leader tells social work students that advocacy and voting are two ways to improve the lives of Indiana's vulnerable populations
Hundreds of social work students attending the recent 13th annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day at the Indiana State House were told by a top legislative leader that advocacy and voting are two ways to improve the lives of vulnerable populations.
During half-time of the Indiana University-Purdue University basketball game on March 4, Brittany Glaze, a junior in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at IUB, walked out onto the court with Kimmi, a good friend she met through Best Buddies for a special presentation.
Donna Pittman had a plan: the long-time clinical social worker would combine her interest in childhood obesity with a desire to earn a PhD at the Indiana University School of Social Work.
Looking out at the new BSW students attending a recent orientation session, Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner touched on one topic that hadn’t been addressed: what they needed to do to be successful.
Nearly 400 people, including Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz, joined together to celebrate 100 years of work by the Indiana University School of Social Work at a celebration dinner.
On Monday Oct. 24th, the Indiana University School of Social Work will host a day-long celebration of its 100th anniversary.
TEAM BSW stepped up to the challenge of the third annual Regatta, IUPUI’s signature canoe race, on the Downtown Canal in Indianapolis.
Sameeh Khamis, the maestro of technology at the Indiana University School of Social Work, has received the 2011 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. M.D. Experience Excellence Recognition Award at an employee’s recognition ceremony.
Social Work students see the effect of ethnic war as part of an international service learning class in Croatia
Looking out a bus window at the Croatian countryside rolling by, Indiana University School of Social Work MSW student Kristina Brenneman was surprised by how much the scenery reminded her of Indiana. But as they approached a small town of Petrinja, 35 miles southeast of Zagreb, the similarities end.
Indiana University Northwest regretfully announced Friday the passing of Associate Professor of Social Work Frank Caucci, Ph.D., of Chicago. Caucci passed away early Friday morning, August 19, after a long illness.
School of Social Work's Inside-Out Prison Exchange Class leads inmates to think about helping others
Written reflections by inmates at the Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility about an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Class showed a new perspective and understanding gained through the class, but their comments at a recent graduation ceremony revealed they were ready to take up a new life with an eye toward helping others.
A delegation from the People's Republic of China interested in learning about labor rights has met with Dr. Marquita Walker and Dr. Charles Davis of the Labor Studies Program during a national tour of the United States.
Dr. Lisa McGuire, an Associate Professor and the Interim Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at the Indiana University School of Social Work, has been appointed to the Council on Social Work Education Council on Practice Methods and Specialization.
The work you do makes a difference, Dean Michael Patchner tells those at conference on youth with disabilities
Advocates serve a critical role for people with disabilities, Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told those attending the 9th Annual Conference on Health, Disability and the Law held June 17th at the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis.
For the second year in a row Indiana University School of Social Work students are in China as part of an international study abroad class.
Youth with Disabilities and Juvenile Justice System to be focus of conference co-founded by Social Work's Heather McCabe
What happens when a young person with intellectual disabilities responds in an unexpected way in school? Too often, advocates say, the unanticipated reaction leads to a situation where the police are called for assistance and the student ends up in the juvenile justice system.
Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner and James Payne, the director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, praised BSW and MSW graduates as true heroes for their decisions to help protect Indiana's children.
Joseph Harmon, the Librarian to the School of Social Work, is retiring. Harmon plans to work through May 26, followed by vacation in June.
MSW student Anne Drake and her dog Tabitha received loudest ovation at graduation ceremonies in South Bend
Applause was in the air at the recent Master of Social Work student graduation ceremony at the Indiana University South Bend Campus, but Anne Drake and her dog Tabitha, well, stole the show. When Drake, who has vision problems, walked across the platform at the graduation ceremony, she and her faithful companion, Tabitha, received the loudest ovation of the evening.
Two Indiana University School of Social Work students are among the inaugural class of Indiana Albert Schweitzer Fellows.
Dr. Jerry Powers, first director of the PhD program at the Indiana University School of Social Work, recounts history of the creation of the program
The PhD program at Indiana University was years in the making before it was finally approved by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education. But up until the final minutes of the Commission's deliberations on the School's proposal, no one knew for sure if it would be approved or not. At the 15th Annual PhD Spring Symposium, Dr. Jerry Powers, the first Director of the School's PhD program, talks at length about the history of how the program came about.
After 32 years, Indiana University School of Social Work Professor Barry Cournoyer will turn in his grades this May and then see what next adventure awaits him. This one-time textile mill worker had never heard the term social work until he ended up on an Okinawa Air Force base during the Vietnam War.
Congratulations were the order of the day as the School of Social Work held its Honors Convocation Friday in the Lecture Hall on the IUPUI Campus.
Jennifer Dyarman Explains in a video interview how her plans changed after serving in Iraq.
What is 50 feet long, eight feet high, bold and to say the least eye-catching?
Mandy Christine Parrino, a Bachelor of Social Work Student, and Ankita Deka, a PhD student in Social Work, were among those honored at the IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Convocation April 29. Both students received Chancellor’s Scholar Awards.
When the men at the minimum security prison near downtown Indianapolis expressed an interest in participating for the Race for the Cure event last month, they faced one major obstacle – there was no way they could leave the grounds of the Indianapolis Re-Entry Facility on Indianapolis’ near-eastside.
Spring Edition of the NETWORK Magazine is now available online.
The Indiana University School of Social Work and the Indiana Department of Child Services have created an extraordinary partnership with incalculable benefits in the life and death mission of protecting the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Mitch Daniels said at the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy ceremony on Tuesday.
Three Bachelor of Social Work students have received the 2011 William Plater Civic Engagement Medallion Award.
MSW Student Association creates poster on mental illness and the role friends can play in the recovery process
As part of a two-step strategy, the Master of Social Work Student Association of the Indiana University School of Social Work, has created an information poster about mental illness, treatment available to college students and the key role friends can play in the recovery process.
Rebeca (Carmen) Rodriguez, a Bachelor of Social Work student at IUPUI, has received the Student Inspirational Woman as part of the 2011 Women’s History Leadership Awards.
Talk to Nick Reich about his basketball team at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and their inspiring run to capture the Class A state championship and you can’t help but think he sounds like a social worker.
Professor Barry Cournoyer and Assistant Professor Khadija Khaja have been selected as the 2011 recipients of the School of Social Work Trustee Teaching Awards
Professor Barry Cournoyer and Assistant Professor Khadija Khaja have been selected as the 2011 recipients of the School of Social Work Trustee Teaching Awards.
Indiana University School of Social Work faculty are being awarded two Curriculum Enhancement Grants, one involving the School of Social Work and the School of Law, while the other will be used to help develop an online Master of Social Work program.