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Dr. Argüello named Social Worker of the Year by NASW, California

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Dr. Argüello: the Society for Social Work and Research Conference

The School’s Director, Dr. Tyler Arguello, addresses the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) with a Brief and Brilliant talk at hotel 2023 conference.

Social Work alumna, domestic violence survivor- Founder of nonprofit

Domestic violence survivor is founder of nonprofit that helps women, children, and other victims of abuse

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Podcast Episode

Episode 28: Social Work as Social Justice: Working with Unhoused Women

Listen in as Professors Arturo Baiocchi and Susanna Curry talk with the Executive Director of Wellspring Women's Center, Genelle Smith, to discuss how she deploys and explicit social justice perspective when working with unhoused women sleeping on the streets of Sacramento. Learn how social workers can, and should, pursue advocacy, resilience, and human dignity in their daily practice with individuals facing personal crises but also multiple, and intertwined, social injustices (e.g., inequality, historical traumas, sexism, racism etc.)

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Episode 28

Clean Start Africa by Dr. Kenney

Clean Start Africa ( is an international organization located in Nairobi, Kenya that works to create second changes for women, girls, and children who have been impacted by the criminal justice system in multiple countries across Africa. Their focus is to bridge the gap between prison and the community by supporting the reintegration of women and children who are leaving prison. On August 24, 2023, Dr. Jennifer Kenney facilitated a half-day training – “Healing from Trauma” – with several Program Managers, Program Officers, Program Leaders, and Trainers of Trainers. Dr. Kenney’s work with Clean Start Africa is ongoing as they collaborate on the development of a holistic and trauma-responsive curriculum for the women and families that Clean Start Africa advocates for and supports.

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Congrats to Shamona Thompson Ross!

Our very own Shamona Thompson Ross—MSW 2 and Title-IVE student—was awarded the CSU Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement this week at Long Beach—the highest accolades that the CSU gives to graduate students. Here is a press release of the award and her journey at Sac State. We’re very proud of Shamona and the distinction she brings to our program. And if you see Shamona in the hallway or in your classes, be sure to say congratulations to her.

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