Xavier University Department of Social Work Celebrates 30 Years

March 13, 2012

Xavier University’s Department of Social Work is celebrating National Social Work Month and 30 years as an accredited BSW program in March. The department’s 4th annual alumni/student event is open to the public with the topic “The Cross-reporting of Interpersonal Violence and Animal Cruelty: Considerations for Social Work Practice.” Former faculty member and department chair Dennis Long, PhD will return from his current position as MSW/BSW Director at UNC-Charlotte to present.

• Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Schiff Conference Center of Xavier’s Cintas Center.
• Fee is $20
• 1.5 social work CEU’s (Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, & Marriage & Family Therapist Board)
• sponsored by Xavier University’s Department of Social Work, College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education, and Students for Social Work Organization
• Please RSVP by March 16, 2012 to Hubbard@xavier.edu. For more information about the presentation, call 513-745-4262. For more information about social work or the department, please visit www.xavier.edu/social-work.

As one of the oldest bachelor’s-level programs in the nation, Xavier University’s Department of Social Work offers the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. The department evolved from Edgecliff College’s social work program, when Xavier purchased Edgecliff in 1980.

More than 640,000 professional social workers in the United States dedicate their careers to helping people transform their lives or improving environments to make such progress possible. Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Social Work Month 2012 promotes social workers as positive change agents. The profession was established more than 100 years ago to provide people with tools and support to overcome adversity (poverty, illness, addiction, abuse, discrimination, etc.) and realize their full potential.