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Are you a Winthrop University BSW or MSW alumnus? We would love to hear from you!

We invite you to take our alumni survey. Your information will help us keep up with your professional activities since graduation.  Your individual information will not be shared without your permission. Included in the survey is an opportunity to sign up for our alumni email list. We often send information about job opportunities, CEU opportunities, and local events to those subscribed to this list. Please click here to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to hearing from you!



NASW-SC Spring Symposium

The Social Work Department will be represented by multiple faculty members and students at this year's NASW-SC Spring Symposium. This year's symposium will be held Monday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 5 in Columbia, SC. Registration information can be found here. Check out this brochure for more information about this year's event.

Brent E. Cagle, Ph.D., LISW-CP, LCSW, and Amy Jamerson, MSW., I Can't Get No Compassion Satisfaction

Monique Constance-Huggins, PhD, MSW, MPIA, Don't forget me: Addressing Intersectionality in Social Work Practice

Deana F. Morrow, PhD, LPC, LCSW, LISW-CP, ACSW, The Recovery Model: Empowerment-based Intervention for People Living with Serious Mental Illness

Victoria Charles, MSW, LMSW, Sara English, BA, MSW, and Stacy Wright, MSW, Vulnerable to Valuable: All Conversations Matter

Jennifer Butler, LISW-CP. Understanding and Treating Self-Harm Behaviors.


MSW Program highlighted in The Herald (1/30/14)


From January 24 - 30, 2014, a homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, will be conducted across the 46 counties in South Carolina. A Point in Time Count is a single day census of people experiencing homelessness. The SC count is directed by the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless (SCCH) and implemented by the four regional homeless continuums of care. This is the sixth, statewide annual point in time count of people who are homeless. The SCCH is an education, advocacy and networking organization for the four regional continuums of care: the Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization (ECHO), Lowcountry Continuum of Care Partnership, Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH), and the Up-state Homeless Coalition of South Carolina. Our students have the opportunity to participate in this count through various activities coordinated by the staff at the Pilgrim's Inn at local emergency warming centers, homeless shelters and food pantries throughout Rock Hill, SC. On January 24th, many of our undergraduate and graduate students also took part in braving the cold and searching various locations in Rock Hill where homeless people have been known to take refuge when not utilizing the services of the shelters and warming centers. The students explored these locations between 4am and 7am in the morning. 

 PIT Count 2014          PIT Count 2014 II          PIT Count 2014 3


Social Work Students and Faculty Member Excel at State Association Conference (3/29/13)



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Archived Newsletters



Task Force for the Elderly/NASW Monthly Meeting
The Department hosts this monthly joint meeting, where two hours of continuing education are offered. Meetings are held at The Shack on Thursdays from 10:00am until 12:00pm. The group does not meet during the summer months. For questions or more information, contact Linda Ashley 803/323-2187.

MSW Information Sessions
The Department hosts these informational sessions for prospective students. Come learn about Winthrop’s MSW program!

 Creating Caring Connections Conference
The Center for Social Welfare Research and Assessment (CSWRA), housed within the Department, hosts this annual fall conference geared toward social service providers. Visit the conference page for more details.