What resources are available to people dealing with domestic violence in Virginia? Learn about empowering support systems that can lead you to a life of safety.
Whether arranging service member benefit payments, connecting homeless veterans with housing resources, or counseling veterans with injuries or trauma, VA social workers impact millions of veterans’ lives. Practicing in every medical and veteran center operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), their reach is exceptional. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the VA’s health care program, is the largest integrated health care network in the country.
Army social workers serve as a lifeline for many enlisted men and women. Find out why their work is such an important part of supporting the armed forces.
Dr. Basil Gooden of the VCU School of Social Work is part of an interdisciplinary team working to fight food insecurity, which is the lack of access to nutritious food that supports a healthy lifestyle. Poverty and housing insecurity are key causes of food insecurity, which affects between 10-11% of the U.S. population. “With lower-resource, lower-income communities, those numbers go up,” Gooden says.
Focusing on the intersection of youth who have spent time in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, Social Work Today magazine’s Winter 2021 cover story features the expert perspectives of VCU School of Social Work alumni Allison Gilbreath and Naomi Sutton Reddish. Gilbreath is policy and programs director at Voices for Virginia’s Children, and Reddish is coordinator of the school’s Child Welfare Stipend Program.
How does evidence-based social work deliver the best interventions? Explore how a Master of Social Work prepares social workers to use proven solutions.
Empowerment theory social work challenges oppression. Explore how Virginia Commonwealth University’s M.S.W. program trains social workers to empower people.
How do art and social work help people heal? Explore how a master’s in social work prepares social workers to use art as a therapeutic tool for healing.
How do professionals confront ethical dilemmas in social work while supporting human rights? To discover more, explore VCU’s Online Master of Social Work.
People experiencing substance abuse often have histories of trauma. Learn how social workers can help those struggling with trauma and substance abuse.