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Recognizing Mason's Scholarship Donors

April 7, 2014 - The annual GMU scholarship donor recognition dinner allows the university community to thank donors and give them an opportunity to hear firsthand how their generosity has helped students. Social work student Cordelia Cranshaw was the recipient of the Dr. Hughes Social Work Endowment Scholarship. Coverage via CHHS Alumni website and Mason News. Video coverage also available.

Upcoming Events

Health Careers Week And Career Fair

Health Careers Week and Career Fair Apr 28 to May 2

University Career Services will hold a Health Careers Week and Career Fair from April 28 to May 2. Learn more.

Dementia, Depression, Delirium:Managing the Three Ds in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions 

April 29, 2014
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
HUB, Ballroom Front

A one-day training program for professionals working with multiple chronic conditions in acute and long-term care settings. Learn more.

College Dream Tour 2014:
Mission ImPossible

Mission Impossible logo, with IM crossed out to say Mission Possible

The HUB Ballroom
May 3, 2014
Event flyer

The College Dream Tour is the culmination of a social work project that helps students learn about organizations, social justice, and community organizing and project development. The event targets youth between the ages of 11-15 who would otherwise not consider going to college. Its goal is to promote dropout prevention and to encourage youth to develop aspirations to one day go to college. Over a hundred students and their parents, mentors, teachers and social workers will attend the event. Learn more.

Disaster Behavioral Health Conference

May 12, 2014
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

The increasing incidences of disasters impacting communities around the nation require a trained force of individuals who can understand the special needs of disaster victims. This conference will train and empower you. For more information on this conference, please contact Molly Davis.

The Policy Conference is Back!

May 29-31, 2014
Austin, TX

The Department of Social Work will be cosponsoring a national social work policy conference. Become part of this community of students, faculty, and practitioners as we share our work in policy and policy practice, and develop strategies for maximizing social work's involvement in social policy at the local, state, and national levels. Proposals are due February 1, 2014. Learn more about the conference at its official website.

Continuing Education Event:
Clinical Training on the Treatment of PTSD with Virtual Reality and Physiology Monitoring and Biofeedback 

Dr Dennis Wood
Virtual Reality Medical Center
June 17, 2014. 

For additional information, please view the event flyer
Registration link

For additional information contact:
Cathleen Lewandowski, Professor
Department of Social Work


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For Program Information:

Mailing Address:
MS: 1F8
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Fax: 703-934-2193

Democracy Lane Office:
10340 Democracy Lane 
Ste. 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-934-2193

B.S.W. Program
Point of Contact: Vannary Khov
Phone: 703-993-2030

Emily Ihara
Phone: 703-993-2023

M.S.W. Program
Point of Contact: Raleigh Contreras
Phone: 703-993-4247

Dennis Ritchie
Phone: 703-993-1951