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CSWE Celebrates Social Work Month With Student Initiatives

At CSWE we are celebrating Social Work Month by highlighting students who have participated in CSWE’s student initiatives. Learn more about these students and initiatives below in part one of this two-part Social Work Month series. 

Minority Fellowship Program
The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) seeks to increase the number of individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Check out the diverse work of MFP fellows below:
Tyese-A-Brown-CSWE-MFP_WEB.jpg Tyese A. Brown (MFP Doctoral Student) was recently interviewed by about her decision to pursue social work and her experience in the CSWE MFP. Read the post here to learn about her journey and advice for students.
MFP-liviahouston_WEB.jpg Livy Houston (MFP-Y Master’s Fellow) interns at Seneca Family of Agencies and provides individual and family therapy, social skills groups, consultation, and case management to students at a charter school. Livy is interested addressing the underlying issues that prevent children and their families from accessing education.
mirian-MFP.jpg Mirian Juarez (MFP-Y Master’s Fellow) addresses substance abuse and severe mental illness among transitional age youths by providing individual, group, and family therapy at Pacific Clinics Portals. Mirian is also organizing an annual community immigration conference with the University of Southern California Latino/a Social Work Caucus taking place in April 2018.
tyrone_parchment_photo_WEB.jpg Tyrone Parchment (MFP Doctoral Student) was recently featured on the Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narrative podcast about engaging black fathers in behavioral health services (Episode 10). Download or listen to Episode 10 of the podcast here
MFP-Menosh2_Web-(2).jpg Menosh Zalmai-Appl (MFP-Y Master’s Fellow) interns at Refugees Northwest, where she conducts therapy to help survivors heal from past trauma, recover from medical conditions, learn English, and secure jobs and homes. Menosh speaks eight languages and has experience working with refugees and domestic violence survivors.  
Learn more about the CSWE MFP here.

Health Professions Week
Health Professions Week is a chance to connect virtually with prospective students, counselors, and advisors interested in health-care careers.
  • Last year 6,000+ participants had access to a virtual booth that explained social work and the many social work career opportunities. 
  • Check out the Health Professions Week YouTube playlist to see the videos shared with participants.
  • CSWE staff members and student volunteers also fielded questions from 50 individuals specifically interested in social work.

Learn more about Health Professions Week and view the tentative 2018 schedule here.

How are you celebrating Social Work Month? Be sure to tell us via Twitter or Facebook by tagging @CSocialWorkEd with #SWMonth and we will help spread the word.
Stay tuned for part two of this two-part Social Work Month series coming soon!