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Two Massachusetts Grad Students Awarded National Social Work Scholarships

SSW Awarded Major Federal Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration

Simmons School of Social Work was recently awarded a major Federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award, totaling $973,585, will be used over the course of three years to fund the SSW's new Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative (BHWI).

Simmons College SSW Announces CSWE Accreditation of BSW Program

The Simmons College SSW is pleased to announce the CSWE accreditation of its new BSW Program, which opened to students in the Fall of 2013.

Social Workers on Capitol Hill

Students enrolled in the social action elective SW545: Political Action and Strategies for Professional Social Workers spent a full week in Washington, DC. The course, led by Johnnie Hamilton-Mason and Kathy Lopes, is designed to help students get an in-depth learning of the policy-making process at the federal level and to develop skills for leadership and political action.

Simmons SSW Hosted the NSWM's 25th Annual Management Conference

It was an inspiring time last Thursday and Friday when Simmons School of Social Work hosted the Network for Social Work Management's 25th Annual Management Conference. With over 250 attendees the conference was a perfect venue for collaboration, networking, and innovation!

NABSW Simmons Presents "Taste the Difference" Event

The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) at Simmons continue to increase their presence with their "Taste the Difference" event. "This event today is our way of saying, ‘We're here. We're ready to embrace the community,' and for the community to embrace us," said Vice President of the NABSW Simmons chapter, Walter Higgs.

Simmons School of Social Work, the First School of Social Work in the Nation, Launches Online Master's Program

Simmons College School of Social Work, the nation's first school of social work, continues its 110 year tradition of innovation with its announcement today that it will offer its Master of Social Work (MSW) degree online.

NASW-MA Honors Prof. Hugo Kamya for "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education"

The National Association of Social Workers, Massachussetts Chapter has announced that it will honor Simmons Professor Hugo Kamya, PhD, LICSW the "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education" award. Last year, Professor Johnny Hamilton-Mason, PhD was honored, making this the second time in a row that a Simmons faculty member has received the award.

MSW Student Rita Shah Selected As WOCN/FVPSA Fellow

Second-year MSW candidate Rita Shah was recently selected to be a Fellow for the WOCN/FVPSA Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Underrepresented Groups Project.

New Faculty member Profile: Kim O'Brien, M.S.W., Ph.D.

This fall, Kim O'Brien, M.S.W., Ph.D., will join the full-time faculty at the Simmons College School of Social Work Dr. O'Brien received her Ph.D. and M.S.W. at Boston College, where she also taught as an adjunct faculty member. We asked her to tell us a bit more about her background in social work and her current research and field work.

Simmons Students Awarded Deborah Feldstein Bartfeld Memorial Scholarships

For the 2013-2014 academic year, 11 current Simmons SSW students have been awarded scholarships from the Deborah Feldstein Bartfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund, part of Key Program Inc.'s Alternatives for Youth Foundation.

Simmons SSW to Host International Association for Social Work with Groups Symposium

This June, Simmons College, in partnership with Boston University and Springfield College, will host the XXXV Annual Symposium of the International Association of the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, which draws together leading group work practitioners from around the world.

Record Number of Recruiters at School of Social Work Career Fair

On March 5th, thirty-two employers attended the School of Social Work Career Fair to recruit students and recent alumni for social work positions. The list of participating employers included a wide variety of organizations, including some of the largest employers of social workers in the state.

Safety for Social Workers Signed into Law

On February 15, 2013, Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation to promote safety for social workers and other human service workers in the workplace. The legislation was in response to a four-year advocacy campaign of the National Association of Social Workers Safety Task Force.

New SSW Faculty Member Focuses on Asking Questions, Sharing Stories

This fall, the School of Social Work is delighted to welcome Associate Professor Kim Kelly Harriman, M.S.W., to its full-time faculty. Ms. Harriman will be teaching social work practice and field education, and she will be acting as a coordinator of Academic Advising and the brand new Academic Services Center (ASK). We got the chance to ASK her a few questions about her experience in social work and her new role at Simmons.

SSW Professor Draws Personal and Professional Insight from Return to Vietnam

This summer, Assistant Professor Tien Ung, M.S.W., Ph.D., was invited to present at the International Conference on Social Work and Social Policy held in Hanoi. Known on campus for her passion and energy, Dr. Ung, who teaches courses on Practice, Leadership, Research Methods, and Advanced Statistics, was born in Vietnam but had not set foot on its soil since childhood.

Simmons School of Social Work Launches First Academic Journal in the Nation Focused on Field Education

Addressing a growing interest in scholarly research on field education, the Simmons School of Social Work recently announced the launch of a new online journal, the Field Educator. The Field Educator is the first academic social work journal in the nation focused entirely on field education, which has been identified by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the signature pedagogy of the social work field.

Arthur and Andrea Waldstein '60SW Create School of Social Work Scholarship

The strong ties Trustee Andrea Waldstein '60SW and her husband Arthur Waldstein both have to the School of Social Work inspired them to pledge a $100,000 gift for a current-use scholarship at the School. It's the first scholarship designated for SSW's "3+1" program that enables students to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in four years

Simmons School of Social Work, the First School of Social Work in the Nation, Launches Online Master's Program

Simmons College School of Social Work, the nation's first school of social work, continues its 110 year tradition of innovation with its announcement today that it will offer its Master of Social Work (MSW) degree online. Read More »

NASW-MA Honors Prof. Hugo Kamya for "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education"

The National Association of Social Workers, Massachussetts Chapter has announced that it will honor Simmons Professor Hugo Kamya, PhD, LICSW the "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education" award. Last year, Professor Johnny Hamilton-Mason, PhD was honored, making this the second time in a row that a Simmons faculty member has received the award. Read More »

MSW Student Rita Shah Selected As WOCN/FVPSA Fellow

Second-year MSW candidate Rita Shah was recently selected to be a Fellow for the WOCN/FVPSA Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Underrepresented Groups Project. Read More »

New Faculty member Profile: Kim O'Brien, M.S.W., Ph.D.

This fall, Kim O'Brien, M.S.W., Ph.D., will join the full-time faculty at the Simmons College School of Social Work Dr. O'Brien received her Ph.D. and M.S.W. at Boston College, where she also taught as an adjunct faculty member. We asked her to tell us a bit more about her background in social work and her current research and field work. Read More »

Simmons Students Awarded Deborah Feldstein Bartfeld Memorial Scholarships

For the 2013-2014 academic year, 11 current Simmons SSW students have been awarded scholarships from the Deborah Feldstein Bartfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund, part of Key Program Inc.'s Alternatives for Youth Foundation. Read More »

Simmons SSW to Host International Association for Social Work with Groups Symposium

This June, Simmons College, in partnership with Boston University and Springfield College, will host the XXXV Annual Symposium of the International Association of the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, which draws together leading group work practitioners from around the world. Read More »

Record Number of Recruiters at School of Social Work Career Fair

On March 5th, thirty-two employers attended the School of Social Work Career Fair to recruit students and recent alumni for social work positions. The list of participating employers included a wide variety of organizations, including some of the largest employers of social workers in the state. Read More »

Safety for Social Workers Signed into Law

On February 15, 2013, Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation to promote safety for social workers and other human service workers in the workplace. The legislation was in response to a four-year advocacy campaign of the National Association of Social Workers Safety Task Force. Read More »

New SSW Faculty Member Focuses on Asking Questions, Sharing Stories

This fall, the School of Social Work is delighted to welcome Associate Professor Kim Kelly Harriman, M.S.W., to its full-time faculty. Ms. Harriman will be teaching social work practice and field education, and she will be acting as a coordinator of Academic Advising and the brand new Academic Services Center (ASK). We got the chance to ASK her a few questions about her experience in social work and her new role at Simmons. Read More »

SSW Professor Draws Personal and Professional Insight from Return to Vietnam

This summer, Assistant Professor Tien Ung, M.S.W., Ph.D., was invited to present at the International Conference on Social Work and Social Policy held in Hanoi. Known on campus for her passion and energy, Dr. Ung, who teaches courses on Practice, Leadership, Research Methods, and Advanced Statistics, was born in Vietnam but had not set foot on its soil since childhood. Read More »

Simmons School of Social Work Launches First Academic Journal in the Nation Focused on Field Education

Addressing a growing interest in scholarly research on field education, the Simmons School of Social Work recently announced the launch of a new online journal, the Field Educator. The Field Educator is the first academic social work journal in the nation focused entirely on field education, which has been identified by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the signature pedagogy of the social work field. Read More »

Arthur and Andrea Waldstein '60SW Create School of Social Work Scholarship

The strong ties Trustee Andrea Waldstein '60SW and her husband Arthur Waldstein both have to the School of Social Work inspired them to pledge a $100,000 gift for a current-use scholarship at the School. It's the first scholarship designated for SSW's "3+1" program that enables students to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in four years Read More »

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