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Reproductive Rights vs. Reproductive Justice

As a first-year social work student, my field practicum was with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Units at WakeMed Hospital where I worked with patients experiencing complex biopsychosocial conditions, as well as pregnant incarcerated patients. … Continue reading

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Tarheel Community

One thing that has struck me during my time at the UNC School of Social Work is the abundant connections, and the opportunities I’ve had to network. I’m always meeting major community players and social work superstars in my classes … Continue reading

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Activism, Outreach, and Community

Last year, three Latinx women, Valery Arevalo, Johanna Contreras and Stephany Mejia,  two of whom are students at the school of social work started an organization called Aliadas. Aliadas stands for “Allied” in Spanish, and refers to specific actions such … Continue reading

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UNC SSW alumnae all over town!

Recently I was talking with one of the therapists at my field placement about why she chose UNC School of Social Work for graduate school.  UNC SSW grads can be found all over the organization where I’m interning – and … Continue reading

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Social Work in the Global Context

As I reflect on my interests in global work particularly among the African diaspora, I attribute much of it stemming from being a first-generation American. This interest drove me to receive my bachelor’s in Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill with a … Continue reading

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SEC Girl in an ACC World

Usually one of the first things that people learn about me is how much I love the town of Auburn, AL and Auburn University (I know what everyone else who knows me is thinking while reading this, oh no not … Continue reading

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Program spotlight: SUAS at UNC

Substance use is a ubiquitous and persistent phenomenon in our world, and as social workers we will undoubtedly interact with individuals and systems impacted by substance use. This is true for both macro social workers and direct practice social workers … Continue reading

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