Social Work News

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6 COH graduate students accepted to Project BLENDS

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Project BLENDS is pleased to announce that it has accepted six College of Health graduate students for the 2022-2023 school year.

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BSW student Katie Lester wins scholarship and hopes to continue advocacy work

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Katie Lester, a senior in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, recently received $8,000 from the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) scholarship program with multiple sponsors donating to the scholarship. Katie was one of 30 scholarship recipients and her award was specifically for academic excellence and service to the community.

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MSW alumna Vanessa Salmon publishes article about the challenges rural women experience delivering babies

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Vanessa Salmon, a 2019 MSW program graduate, published an article in the Journal of Rural Mental Health, titled "When delivery means departure: Describing the practice and impacts of mandated maternal transport in Alaska," which was her capstone project for the program. This research is about the challenges rural women experience delivering babies and the demands of having to move into hub communities to await delivery. Salmon was the lead author, alongside UAA School of Social Work professor Dr. Heidi Brocious and UAF Dept. of Social Work associate professor Dr. Laverne Demientieff.

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In Focus: As community members remain split on SROs in Niles Township high schools, the district fails to act

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UAA School of Social Work faculty member Dr. Matthew Cuellar was quoted in an article about school resource officers.

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Bernice Hetherington – Behavioral Health Aide Spotlight

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Bernice Hetherington—a UAA MSW student—was featured in the Behavioral Health Aide Spotlight for the Tanana Chiefs Conference.