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Social Workers are Essential

   March 25, 2021

The theme of Social Work Month 2021 is “Social Workers are Essential,” a message that resonates in describing professionals that sometimes work under the radar, but play a critical role in addressing the needs of people and communities. Social workers have faced difficult circumstances over the course of the global pandemic,...

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Alumna honored by the City of Charlotte for being an extension of Dr. King’s dream

   February 17, 2021

BY: KAM KING, ALUMNI COMMUNICATIONS

Tchernavia Montgomery '08, '09 has called Charlotte home for more than 20 years, and she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else with her husband William Harold Montgomery III ’03 and their three sons. Her adoration for the Queen City has also allowed her to give back to her community in a multitude of meaningful...

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Professor Sonyia Richardson Named Statewide Social Worker of the Year

   February 2, 2021

UNC Charlotte professor Sonyia Richardson has been named the 2021 Social Worker of the Year by The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC).

The NASW-NC Social Worker of the Year Award is an annual award given to a social work professional who has demonstrated commendable social work practice...

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Meet CHHS Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke

   January 22, 2021
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Internship Program Highlights Social Workers' Role in Democracy

   November 17, 2020

Students at the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work are getting a first-hand look at how voting and democracy relate to their field of study thanks to a new internship. 

The project, created by emeritus professor Jim Dudley, joins a growing movement of schools of social work across the country identified with the slogan, “...

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UNC Charlotte Study Finds Success in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Efforts to End Homelessness

   November 12, 2020

A new comprehensive study from UNC Charlotte’s Urban InstituteCollege of Health and Human Services and School of Social Work shows an effective approach to ending chronic homelessness that helps those in need and benefits communities. 

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World Mental Health Day: Reducing the Stigma

   October 14, 2020

Each year on Oct. 10, the World Health Organization encourages people across the globe to recognize World Mental Health Day. In 2020, its observation lands with added gravity, as the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic and unrest from other sources heighten collective stress. In the midst of these challenges, World Mental Health Day’s goal of raising awareness of the availability and benefits of...

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‘Memory Cafes’ Connect Caregivers and Loved Ones Living with Dementia

   October 7, 2020

Amanda Thomas ’14 agonized as she watched her grandmother endure the profound challenges of living with dementia.

“I watched my aunt take on the important role of a caregiver and something in me changed during that time period,” Thomas said. “I knew what I was supposed to do.”

In her early 30s and expecting her first child, Thomas enrolled in the ...

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UNC Charlotte Appoints Social Work Professor as Diversity and Inclusion Leader

   September 9, 2020

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber announced has appointed UNC Charlotte Professor Cheryl Waites Spellman, Ed.D....

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Social Work Professor Appointed to Statewide COVID-19 Task Force

   July 16, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed UNC Charlotte social work professor Sonyia Richardson, Ph.D., to a statewide task force on health inequities. The move comes as part of an executive order aimed...

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