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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)–South Carolina Chapter recently honored a College of Social Work Professor and student at the spring symposium held in Columbia from March 21-23. 

 

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Student Spotlight: Mary Wilder

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Social work was not Mary Wilder’s first or second choice for a major at the University of South Carolina. But her desire to help others was a perfect fit for her and the College of Social Work. 

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The College of Social Work was well-represented at the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-South Carolina Chapter Spring Symposium from March 21-23 in Columbia. 

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Featured Alumni: Marc Himes, '01 MSW

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Marc Himes is the program manager for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. The Columbia-based organization is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System and supports statewide fatherhood programs serving fathers and families. He is also a current MSW field instructor.

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Opioids and the Workplace

The opioid epidemic is a critical issue facing South Carolina and the nation. According to College of Social Work professor Christina Andrews, Ph.D., the United States is losing more people now to opioid overdose than at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

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College of Social Work Publications 

Gehlert, S., & Mozersky, J. (2018). Seeing beyond the margins: Challenges to informed inclusion of vulnerable populations in research. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 46(1), 30-43.

Plunk, A., & Gehlert, S. (2018). What’s trust got to do with it? Ensuring meaningful community engagement. American Journal of Bioethics, 18(4).

Dy, T., Lewis, E.M., Murugan, V., Gehlert, S., Taylor, J., Garbutt, J., Bacharier, L.B., Castro, M., & Sumino, K. (2018). Caregiver and pediatric provider perspectives on symptom-based inhaled corticosteroid therapy in asthma. Respiratory Medicine, 137, 201-205.

Sewell, W.C., Key, W., & Gehlert, S. (2018). Analyzing the problem: Gender disparities in behavioral and mental health care. In C.D. Moriz & S. H. Gorin (Eds.), Behavioral and mental health care policy and practice: A biopsychosocial perspective (pp. 170-183). New York: Routledge.

Ertas, A., Nicolescu, B. & Gehlert, S., Eds. (2018). Transdisciplinary Knowledge and Approaches to Education and Public Health. Grandview, TX: TheATLAS Publishing.

Fram, M.S. & Frongillo, E.A. (2018). Backpack programs and the crisis narrative of child hunger: A critical review of the rationale, targeting, and potential benefits and harms of an expanding but untested model of practice. Advances in Nutrition

Andrews, C.M., Grogan, C.M., Westlake, M.A., Abraham, A.J., Pollack, H.A., D'Aunno, T.A., Friedmann, P.D. (2018) Do benefits restrictions limit Medicaid acceptance in addiction treatment? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 

Wooten, N.R., Pitner, R. O., Brittingham, J.A., Tavakoli, A.S., Jeffery, D.D., Haddock, K.S. (2018) Purchased Behavioral Health Care Received by Military Health System Beneficiaries in Civilian Medical Facilities, 2000-2014. Military Medicine

 

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