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The College of Social Work was well-represented at the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-South Carolina Chapter Spring Symposium from March 21-23 in Columbia. Several faculty, MSW and Ph.D. students presented on topics including, human-centered design, rural health workforce and end of life care.

 

NASW SC John Martin Cara Bibeault Julia Toumey web

L-R: MSW students John Martin, Julia Toumey and Cara Bibeault presented at the workshop, Rural Matters: Appreciating and Investing in the Rural Health Workforce.

 

NASW SC Rebecca Christopher web

ICARED Program Coordinator Rebecca Christopher, presented at the workshop, Rural Matters: Appreciating and Investing in the Rural Health Workforce. The presentation provided education and best practices for interprofessional health services in order to enhance service deliveries for rural settings. Christopher, Martin, Toumey and Bibeault explored strategies to improve retention and capacity building for retaining healthcare workforce in rural South Carolina.

 

NASW SC Doward Hunter web

MSW student Doward Hunter presented at the workshop, Mosquito Net Usage Rates in Prevention of Maleria Transmission. Howard assessed insecticide nets ownership and utilization, and examined the possible reasons related to its lack of usage. His research was based on studies that found bed net distribution was less effective in reducing Malaria prevalence and the low utilization of bed nets once they are issued.  

 

NASW SC Brooke Chehoski web

Ph.D. student Brooke Chehoski presented at the workshop, My So-Called Life: Behind the Scenes of a Ph.D. Program. She spoke on the application process, comparisons to an MSW program, challenges of an independent scholarship and job opportunities.

 

NASW SC Flaherty Reitmeier Moran Iachini web

L-R: Ph.D. candidate Andy Flaherty, Dr. Melissa Reitmeier, Ph.D. candidate Mariah Moran and Dr. Aidyn Iachini. The group's presentation explored experiences of social work practitioners with translating an evidence-based intervention into practice. Data was presented from social workers recently trained in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to identify facilitators and implementation challenges. 

 

NASW SC Nicole Cavanagh web

Professor Nicole Cavanagh presented at the workshop, Managing the End of Life Care. She spoke on how social workers and health professionals can enhance their skills to maximize effectiveness in addressing critical palliative care needs facing patients and their families.

 

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