Value of Social Work Prompts $25,000 donation

January 26th, 2015 by webmaster

Kim Adams, CEO, Social Work p.r.n., presented a $25,000 check to Jackson State University’s College of Public Service – School of Social Work.  Based in Overland Park, Kansas, the company is a social work staffing, temporary and permanent placement, consultation, clinical social work supervision and training and education organization. The funds will be earmarked for student scholarships.

After Hurricane Katrina, Social Work, p.r.n., opened an office in Jackson, Mississippi. The JSU School of Social Work relationship began when Mrs. Joan Upshaw, founder of Social Work p.r.n., provided field placements for students.  Mrs. Upshaw died in 2010. Kim Adams, CEO, said her mother Joan Upshaw would be proud of this contribution.  Ms. Adams added that the company plans to continue giving scholarships “as long as we fiscally can.”

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JSU_0246(1)Dr. Brian Anderson, associate professor of social work, was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. His appointment will end in 2016.

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Domestic ViolenceIn recognition of Domestic Violence Month and Latasha Norman, a Jackson State University student who was a victim of domestic violence and subsequently killed, the Bachelor of Social Work Program’s Student Association – College of Public Service – hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness Forum on October 29, 2014.  The forum was preceded by a balloon release in front of the Student Center.  Panelists resoundingly noted that education and awareness are critical in dealing with domestic violence.

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