Dr. Denise Levy (Social Work/Associate Dean) presented "Promoting Resilient and Sustainable Communities Through Interprofessional Arts-Based Collaborations" at the annual Council of Social Work Education conference in Orlando this past week. Heather Thorp, MSSA, LCSW, REAT was her co-contributor on this project.
Pictured with Denise is Social Work Alum Jessica Yang who received the CSWE community impact award. Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Winthrop University. She began her social work educational journey at Appalachian State (she was Denise’s student) where she earned both her BSW and her MSW before moving on to the University of Denver where she earned her doctorate.
Drs. Rachel Wright and Leah Hamilton also presented at the CSWE annual conference. Their presentation—"Does Social Work Education Prepare White Students to Recognize Privilege and Oppression?" was supported in part from funding via an inclusion grant on Scholarship, Diversity and Equity, and they are using their findings to inform some of their BSW curriculum changes. Co-contributors include social work faculty Drs. Tynecca Lynch, Keara Ndhlovu, Peter Fawson, and graduate student Amanda Pulley .