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The End of Consensus

Dr. Toby Parcel discusses her new book, The End of Consensus, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Taylor.


Department of Social Work at NC State's Masters of Social Work Program Partners with International NGO

  In 2013, the NC State Department of Social Work formed a partnership with Stop Hunger Now, an international NGO focused on hunger relief, and started the Capacity Building Collaborative. This Collaborative, led by Dr. Marcie Fisher-Borne, puts graduate students in charge of a research and evaluation effort focused on helping Stop Hunger Now deepen their understanding of how their [...]


Maintaining a History of Excellence: The Department of Social Work at NC State's Masters of Social Work Program

  The MSW program at NC State began in 2009 when then Department Head, Dr. Joan Pennell and Dr. Cheryl Waites recognized the need both within the university as well as within the broader community for advanced training in the field of social work. After the initial needs assessment, Dr. Jocelyn Taliaferro, who is the current Department of Social Work's [...]


Suicide Prevention at the NC State University Department of Social Work: May, 2015 Program Updates

  When a suicide occurs, it impacts multiple individuals including family members, friends, coworkers, and others in a community. Because colleges or universities are usually close-knit communities, a suicide in this environment can be devastating. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those aged 15 to 34 according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More people [...]


Launch of the Behavioral Health Scholars Education and Training Program at the Department of Social Work at NC State

  The fall 2014 semester saw the launch of the Behavioral Health Scholars Education and Training (BHSET). The program, funded by a federal, three-year $1.1 million dollar grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides the Scholars with the opportunity to engage in intense education and training in preparation for careers working with the under-served population. This new [...]