Year (2016-2017) In Pictures

July 15th, 2017 by socialwork








MSW Class 2016-17 Orientation











2016 Alumni and Friends Homecoming Reception























Dr. Thompson rallying the GSA











Professor Howard and Dr. Anderson, Transfer Day











2017 MCWIC Dr. Marshall and Ms. Muhammad









NASW-MS Lobby Day 2017





























JSUSSW Doctoral Students Present at MVSU










Dr. Pruitt and her daughter Gwen, a JSUSSW dotoral student present at MVSU












Faculty, Staff and Students @ the Ice Cream Social






















2017 Graduation BSW, MSW and PHD




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SBIRT Training ONGOING through Fall 2017

July 1st, 2017 by socialwork

Jackson State University School of Social Work (JSUSSW) is proud to present FREE Screening Brief Intervention Referral Training (SBIRT) for summer/fall 2017!  This project is designed to train primarily social work and psychology (graduate and undergraduate) students; however, this training is open to ALL students in health/mental health related fields (i.e., nursing, counseling, etc.). Additionally, we want to train health/mental health professionals who represent a wide array of disciplines.  The goal of this training is to impart skills necessary to provide screening, brief intervention, motivational interviewing, and referral to treatment to clients who are at risk for a substance abuse disorder (SUD). After completion of this training, each participant will receive a certificate of completion and FREE CEUs.  Refreshments provided.

Follow the link to the registration form:

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SSW Alums Honored by Gov. Phil Bryant

June 30th, 2017 by socialwork

Ms. Latosha Christmas, (BSW '14; MSW '16) won Social Worker of the Year award for the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services (MDCPS) West region of the state. Ms. Regina Lacking, (MSW '15) said "Ms. Christmas has been with the agency for 8 months; that says a lot." The award was presented with the Governor Phil Bryant. Lacking went on to say "I am so proud of her. She represents me and the agency with professionalism and grace. I can go on and on about her. She is a leader, and will go far." In addition to Christmas' award, Governor Phil Bryant honored two other SSW alums, Ms. Melody Vaughn, (BSW '08; MSW '15) and Ms. Tausha Rawls, (BSW '16). Vaughn and Rawls are credited with saving the life a Madison County child whose parents have been charged in what authorities said is one of the worst cases of child abuse they had ever seen. Congratulations on a job well done! (Pictured below: Chirstmas, Lacking and Gov. Bryant; Vaughn in the middle photo; and Rawls).

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SSW Faculty Receive CAST Grant

June 30th, 2017 by socialwork

Drs. Trenia Allen (BSW Program) and Patrice Jenkins (MSW Program) were awarded a $1000.00 grant from the Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi. The Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) grant will be used to enhance child welfare tranining for faculty and students. Congratulations Dr. Allen & Dr. Jenkins!!!

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February 7th, 2017 by socialwork

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January 10th, 2017 by socialwork

The JSUSSW will host two licensure preparation courses on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th 2017 at JSU Madison from 830am-5pm. Friday, March 3rd is reserved for Undergraduate (BSW/LSW) Students/Professionals ONLY and Saturday, March 4th is reserved for Graduate (MSW/LMSW/LCSW) Students/Professionals ONLY. Cost: $100 for students and $150 for professionals. SEATING IS LIMITED. For registration visit: and click on Social Work Licensure Prep Course's. For more information contact: Ms. Middlebrook at 601-979-8896 email her on

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UPCOMING Graduate Programs Open House @JSUSSW

December 19th, 2016 by socialwork

The Graduate Programs in the School of Social Work at Jackson State University will host an Open House/Informational Session for individuals interested in the Master of Social Work and PhD Programs in Social Work on Monday, January 30, 2017, from 6pm-7:30pm in Room 2-3A, Universities Center (JSU Lifelong Learning Building), 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211.

Sessions topics to include: admissions requirements, program options, curriculum, program concentration, field instruction/placements, program regulations, research opportunities and costs.

Come out and meet faculty, staff and students!
Refreshments served.

To RSVP: Please call Ms. Middlebrook on 601-979-8896 or email:

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The Jackson State University School of Social Work is proud to sponsor a study abroad opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students for summer 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information click 2017-pttw-argentina-flyer.

Also visit the following links:


Application Process:

For more information contact the following:

Professor Ahfiya Howard –

Professor Sherita Tompkins-

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MSW Students Participated in Kidney Walk

December 2nd, 2016 by socialwork

Dr. Patrice Jenkins, assistant professor of social work (not pictured) and Master of Social Work students Charlotte Dean, Jolaunda Hoye, Audreyuna Gibson, and Alice Beal participated in a Kidney Walk.







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Jaylon Moore, BSW Student, Author of Self-Help Book

November 17th, 2016 by socialwork

BSW Student Author of Religious Self-Help Book

jaylon-mooreJaylon Moore is a senior social work major at Jackson State University. It is anticipated that he will graduate in the spring of 2017. Jaylon is a worship leader around the state of Mississippi and background vocalist to a number of artists in Mississippi and around the country. He is also involved in numerous activities at the university: the JSU Chorale, Social Work Student Association, a charter member of Phi Alpha Delta (Pre Law Fraternity), a Dean's List Scholar, Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and a spring 2015 initiate of the Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Jaylon recently wrote a book entitled, College Daze “Maintaining Faith in College”. It is a religious self-help book geared towards millennials and college students who have a strong desire to stay grounded in Christ. Moore says, “Pressing issues that many college students face such as: choosing the right friends, balancing Greek life while maintaining a relationship with God as well as finding one’s purpose are discussed in the book.”  The book can be purchased on and at Barnes & Noble.

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