The School of Social Work has been fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting body of schools of social work in the country. SFA's School of Social Work is one of the first schools of social work in the nation to earn accreditation under new standards set by the CSWE, requiring compliance with 10 core competencies identified as common to all social work practice. Both, the BSW and MSW program achieved full accreditation until the year of 2020.
Freddie Avant, Steve Cooper and Sam Copeland's presentation entitled "Social Work Practice with Sex Offenders: Walking the Tightrope between Hope and Resiliency" has been accepted for presentation at the National Association of Social Workers Conference in July, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Linda Harris, Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work will be presenting at the Texas Head Start Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas , July 28-August 1, 2012. The session title is "Fostering the Potential in Children and the theme for the Conference is "Head Start: Taking Quality to the Next Level for Texas Children, Families and the Community".
Peter Simbi's presentation entitled "Policy Practice: Advocacy activities by social workers in Rural East Texas agencies," has been accepted for the 37th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas in July, 2012 in Nashville, Indiana.
Freddie Avant, Steve Cooper and Sam Copeland's presentation entitled "Forensic Social Work: Walking the Tightrope between Self-Efficacy and Community Safety" has been accepted for presentation at the Annual National Association of Social Workers Texas Conference in September, 2012 in Houston, Texas.
Emmerentie Oliphant, Nancy Young, Phil Farmer, Kolby Robinson and Joanna Spurgeon's presentation entitled "Using Survival Stories as a Tool in Health Behavior Modification" has been accepted for presentation at the National Association of Social Workers Texas Conference on September 7-9, 2012 in Houston, Texas.
Linda Harris' presentation entitled "Cultural Competence and You: A Continuous Process" has been accepted for presentation at the National Association of Social Workers Texas Conference in September, 2012 in Houston, Texas.
Carrie Butler, Assistant Professor at SFA co-authored a paper with Arthur Clark entitled " Dawn of Memories: A New Early Recollections Interpretation Model" will be presented at the 60th Annual North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, in Altanta, GA, in June, 2012.
Dr. Emmerentie Oliphant presented a workshop Narratives of Survival of HIV Positive Women in Texas at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South-Africa in May 2012. The workshop was attended HIV service providers and women who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Oliphant presented a paper on a classification system for social work at the International Family Therapy Conference in Vancouver, Canada in March 2012.
Cathy Pavlic and Emmerentie Oliphant published a book chapter on juvenile sex offenders in a textbook on criminal justice in social work. Cathy graduated with a MSW from SFA in 2010
Dr. Tiffany Bice-Wigington recently published " Influencing Self-Reported Health Among Rural Low-Income Women Through Health Care and Social Service Utilization: A Structural Equation Model" in the Journal of Family Social Work (Estimated Publication date - Oct. 2012-Nov. 2012). The article was co-authored with Catherine Huddleston-Casas.