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The Department of Social Work

Our Projects and Initiatives

General Projects and Groups

  • Student Social Work Organization: The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) sponsors a number of service activities and social events. Membership in the Student Social Work Organization is open to all undergraduate and graduate social work students. Each year, the SSWO elects members to serve as student representatives on various faculty committees. For further information about the SSWO, contact the Department of Social Work for the name of the BSW student representative.

Social Work Faculty Projects

  • Anti-Violence Partnership: The Anti-Violence Partnership, a Community Collaboration at the University of Vermont (AVP) supports and sustains unified approaches within the community and the world to understand and change the existence and acceptance of violence, and works toward its prevention and elimination. The Partnership promotes, protects and enhances the quality of life of those victimized by a culture of violence.
  • Child Welfare Training Partnership : The project was established in 1993 as a partnership between the Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont (UVM) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF - formerly known as Social and Rehabilitation Services) to provide child welfare education and training. Funding for this partnership is provided through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act and the University of Vermont and through separate grants and contracts.
  • Vermont Child Welfare Professional Education Project: Through the provision of the child welfare traineeships to selected social work students, the Child Welfare Professsional Education Project supports professional excellence in public child welfare practice with vulnerable children and their families. Trainee ships provide significant financial support for social work education focused on child welfare practices, in exchange for the trainee's commitment to work at VT's Department of Children and Families following graduation.
  • Study in Finland : The Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont, in collaboration with the University of Lapland, is pleased to offer "Social Work in an Global Context." This 3-credit course offers a unique opportunity to study social work with international students and faculty in the beautiful environment of Finnish Lapland during the magical time of the midnight sun.
  • International Service-Learning: We are excited to offer a two-week course during the winter term wherein students are provided with an opportunity to engage with community social service providers in the delivery of volunteer services to individuals, families, small groups, communities, and organizations in India. This course enables students to have an international social work experience while also expanding their understanding of power and privilege, human rights, social justice, and the strengths perspective from a more global perspective and what it means to be a global citizen.

 

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