On April 17, Professor Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, JD, MSW, ACSW, presents this year's Greenstone Memorial Lecture on Holocaust-survivor Louis Lowy’s professional journey as a social worker and its implications for modern clinical social work.
Service and leadership are at the heart of a Jesuit education. And they’re also a key part of what drives Mariela Rodriguez each and every day. Rodriguez, who spent two months in Mexico working with indigenous women, hopes to one day earn her PhD and help immigrants and refugees.
As part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration, the School of Social Work has the opportunity to develop "social work responses" to Richard Renaldi's "Touching Strangers" exhibition that will run at LUMA from May 23rd-August 2, 2015.
This Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM the exhibit will be open to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the School of Social Work. During this preview, attendees will have the opportunity to a write brief (25 to 50 word) statement expressing a social work perspective on the 30 to 36 photographs a part of the exhibit. Selected statements will accompany the companion photograph during the exhibit's time at LUMA.
Rebecca Witheridge is serious about school and service. As a graduate student, Witheridge carries a perfect 4.0 GPA and leads tutoring sessions for her fellow classmates. Outside of her busy school schedule, she works with young people at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Two Loyola professors recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for their proposal to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based cross-age mentoring to reduce negative outcomes related to violence exposure and to promote positive development.
Loyola’s School of Social Work received a $480,000 federal grant in September to train graduate students and help them work with at-risk youth who have behavioral health disorders. Over the next three years, the school hopes to recruit about 100 students for the project.