Jacksonville State University Social Work

Jacksonville State University Social Work Welcome to our page! This is the place to stay informed about all the happenings (past, present, and future) in the Social Work Department at Jacksonville State University.
The Bachelor of Social Work Program at JSU was launched in 1988, and received initial accreditation by the National Council on Social Work Education in 1992, which became retroactive to 1988. Accreditation was reaffirmed in 1996, 2004, and again in 2013, which will be in effect until 2020. The BSW program at JSU is one of the largest in the state of Alabama. The MSW program admitted its first cohort of students in August, 2017.

01/11/2020
Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

Tornado Watch :: A tornado watch has been issued. Tune to your local media sources for updates. Leone Cole Auditorium is now open for cover.

Social Work in a Camouflaged Life
01/10/2020
Social Work in a Camouflaged Life

Social Work in a Camouflaged Life

Military spouses in social work face challenges such as needing to learn new local resources every few years, licensure mobility, and frequent termination with clients.

Alabama Society for Health Care Social Workers
01/08/2020

Alabama Society for Health Care Social Workers

Tom Johnson has spent more than 43-years making an impact in the lives of local veterans. Happy Retirement Mr. Johnson. ...
01/07/2020
Local counselor retires after 43 years at VA Clinic

Tom Johnson has spent more than 43-years making an impact in the lives of local veterans. Happy Retirement Mr. Johnson. Thank you for your service to our service men and women. #PowerOfSocialWork

Tom Johnson knew that his more than 40-year tenure as a counselor at the Gadsden Veterans Affairs Clinic would come to an end on Thursday. He did not know,

Job posting
01/02/2020
Job Information: Social Worker Job

Job posting

Purpose: To assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual programs, in accordance with the resident’s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by the Director of Social Services. Essential Functions: Assist in planning...

Happy New Year from JSU Social Work
01/01/2020

Happy New Year from JSU Social Work

It was a great year for JSU Social Work. Here are a few highlights from 2019
01/01/2020

It was a great year for JSU Social Work. Here are a few highlights from 2019

Children’s Social and Emotional Development Starts with Co-Regulation
12/26/2019
Children’s Social and Emotional Development Starts with Co-Regulation

Children’s Social and Emotional Development Starts with Co-Regulation

Before children learn how to make a friend or resolve a conflict, they first need to develop the capacity to self-regulate their emotions. This is a critical skill to support social and emotional development. Here, Gerard Costa, PhD, the founding director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood...

Happy Kwanzaa!
12/26/2019

Happy Kwanzaa!

We wish you a Merry Christmas....we wish you a Merry Christmas.....we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (🎶...
12/25/2019

We wish you a Merry Christmas....we wish you a Merry Christmas.....we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (🎶Insert Music 🎶 )

Both Reagan Lowry and Betty Wetzel are graduates of our BSW Program.#JSUSWProud #GamecockStrong
12/20/2019
The Gadsden Times

Both Reagan Lowry and Betty Wetzel are graduates of our BSW Program.#JSUSWProud #GamecockStrong

The Barrie Center has a new employee - Kuzco, a dog trained to help relieve anxiety in children.

Jacksonville State University
12/20/2019
Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

JSU is one of 10 Alabama universities to be included in a $500,000 grant award that will be used to combat a hidden hunger group – college students.

The grant was awarded to Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute by the nonprofit Educational Credit Management Corporation, which oversees student loans for the US government. The grant will support the Alabama Campus Coalition for Basic Needs, a 10-university partnership that aims to give all students access to healthy foods.

To learn more about this opportunity and how you can make a donation to the JSU Food Pantry click the link below.

Enjoy your break! Reflect on 2019 and prepare for an awesome 2020 and Spring semester.
12/18/2019

Enjoy your break! Reflect on 2019 and prepare for an awesome 2020 and Spring semester.

JSU will be closed for winter break from Dec. 19-Jan.1, closing at the end of the day on Dec. 18 and reopening on Jan. 2. Have a wonderful holiday break with your friends and family. We can't wait to see you back in 2020!

Fall 2019 Graduation
12/14/2019

Fall 2019 Graduation

Assessing for PTSD in Terminally Ill Patients
12/14/2019
Assessing for PTSD in Terminally Ill Patients

Assessing for PTSD in Terminally Ill Patients

Over the course of a lifetime, most people will experience at least one potentially traumatizing event. Social workers can take a multi-dimensional, ongoing approach to assessing for PTSD in terminally ill patients.

12/13/2019
Jacksonville State University

Not able to make it to graduation? No problem! Watch here live Saturday to see your Gamecock Social Work graduates receive their BSWs! Congratulations! We are proud of you!

Tune in to the LIVE Stream of the School of Human Services and Social Sciences and the School of Science Commencement ceremony!

12/13/2019
Jacksonville State University

Congratulations to our Fall 2019 SW Graduates!! Catch some of them in this great video. #JSUSW

JSU Commencement is tomorrow and Saturday! Comment below and let us know if you're going to be graduating! 😍🎉

National Association of Social Workers
12/12/2019

National Association of Social Workers

Tell us what you think. #NASW’s member research study ends Dec. 13. Don’t miss your chance to share with us your perceptions, challenges and needs as #socialwork professionals. ALL social workers are invited to participate. Take the survey now: http://mckinley.2019NASWSurvey.sgizmo.com/s3/

Social Work Tutor
12/12/2019

Social Work Tutor

Self-Care, A-to-Z: 7 Strategies for Self-Care in Seasons of Stress (SOS)
12/11/2019
Self-Care, A-to-Z: 7 Strategies for Self-Care in Seasons of Stress (SOS)

Self-Care, A-to-Z: 7 Strategies for Self-Care in Seasons of Stress (SOS)

To paraphrase Charles Dickens: These are the “worst of times” for stress; these are the “best of times” for self-care! Holidays are particularly stressful for helping professionals. The Season of Stress calls for even more intentional self-care.

Congratulations to our JSU Social Work Club for another very successful Christmas/Holiday party at the Jacksonville Boys...
12/09/2019

Congratulations to our JSU Social Work Club for another very successful Christmas/Holiday party at the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club. We have had the pleasure of hosting this party every year for the past 24+ Years!

12/09/2019

FROM THE JSU RED & WHITE:

Wrapping Up the Fall Semester-
Final exams are wrapping up and the fall semester is drawing to a close. Here's a few reminders and special hours from now through winter break:

Grades: Fall grades will be available on MyJSU on the evening of Dec. 13.

Transcripts will be available online on Dec. 19.

Dining: All dining locations will close on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and reopen on Jan. 7.

Rec Center: The Rec Center will begin its slightly reduced holiday hours on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
While it will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan.1, the center will otherwise be open daily throughout the break. Students who were enrolled in the fall (including graduating seniors) may still access the center during this time. Day passes are available for purchase for children of members, ages 5-18, for $6/day (with adult).

Spring Registration: Classes will start on Jan. 8. The last day to register, add a class and make payments is Jan. 14.

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
12/07/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Alabama honors Native American Tribal Nations that it exiled. http://ow.ly/RSUR50xrC2P

JSU | Office of the Registrar | Fall 2019 Commencement
12/06/2019
JSU | Office of the Registrar | Fall 2019 Commencement

JSU | Office of the Registrar | Fall 2019 Commencement

9:00 AM School of Arts and Humanities School of Business and Industry 12:30 PM School of Human Services and Social Sciences School of Science 4:00 PM School of Education School of Health Professions and Wellness

Jacksonville State University (JSU) invites applications for a Project Coordinator for the Office on Violence against Wo...
12/05/2019
JSU | Department of Human Resources |

Jacksonville State University (JSU) invites applications for a Project Coordinator for the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) Campus Program Grant to reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. The project coordinator position is a full time position with full benefits, and is a 2.5-year position contingent on renewed funding.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Sociology, Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or other relevant degree.

Minimum 1 year of experience in prevention and/or response in the area(s) of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (could include graduate area studies or research).

Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse populations

For more information click this link:

http://careers.jsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494555/ovw-project-coordinator

Jacksonville State University (JSU) invites applications for a Project Coordinator for the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) Campus Program Grant to reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.  The project coordinator position is a full time position with full bene...

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the  Year.....Sociology and Social Work’s Annual Christmas Holiday Party 2019
12/05/2019

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.....Sociology and Social Work’s Annual Christmas Holiday Party 2019

12/02/2019
12/01/2019
We all should support local businesses that support our community members in need.
11/30/2019

We all should support local businesses that support our community members in need.

Our HOT BAR is “PAY WHAT YOU PLEASE.” ❤️ A little community cafe concept where nobody goes away hungry (this is the South for goodness sakes) but where everyone will want to come because it’ll be soo good.

We’re still working hard getting ready for MONDAY-OPENING DAY! 🎉 Especially my handsome husband, Bobo, pictured here. He does all the heavy stuff.

We can’t wait to serve you, Oneonta. You have blessed us so much. ❤️

Hours:
Breakfast ☕️and lunch hot bar 🥪!
Mon-Fri 6:30-10 (breakfast) 11-2pm (lunch).
Open Sundays 11-2.

He’s a great cook. One of the reasons I fell in love with him. ❤️ And, there’s that big-ole-heart thing too...

Prayers appreciated for a smooth opening week. 🙏🏼 And, please invite your friends to like our page and pass the word. 😋

Love,
Sweetie ❤️
(aka Kimberly—but he always calls me ”Sweetie”)

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
11/29/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

National Association of Social Workers
11/23/2019

National Association of Social Workers

Did you know 20 #veterans die by #suicide every day? Members of the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) focus group, which includes the nation’s leading #socialwork researchers and practitioners in Veterans & military mental health & suicide prevention, met at the White House Executive Office Building yesterday to prevent suicide. #NASW is developing recommendations to inform the PREVENTS roadmap that will be given to the administration in March. PREVENTS goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate Veteran suicides. Our recommendations will reflect the distinctive perspective of the #socialwork profession & will be grounded in public health and person-in-environment frameworks. #socialworkinaction

11/21/2019
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
11/21/2019

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

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