Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015
As another year comes to an end, take a look back at some of our favorite stories from 2015. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st Century, they are essential.
Welcome from Dr. Karen Bullock, Head, NC State Department of Social Work
This year, the Department of Social Work at NC State saw many accomplishments among our faculty, staff and students. As social workers, we are uniquely prepared to address issues of diversity, equity and social justice. Our online newsletter and our […]
Suicide Prevention at the NC State University Department of Social Work: May, 2015 Program Updates
When a suicide occurs, it impacts multiple individuals including family members, friends, coworkers, and others in a community. Because colleges or universities are usually close-knit communities, a suicide in this environment can be devastating. Suicide is the second leading […]
NC State University Suicide Prevention Program
Dr. Casstevens and Dr. Hall in the CHASS Department of Social Work collaborate with the University Counseling Center, Health Promotion, and GLBT Center, on the NC State University Suicide Prevention Program. The program’s overall goal is a university culture and […]
Social Work Faculty Research and Publications
In NC State's Department of Social Work, hard-working faculty are producing research and publications that address a variety of topics: suicide prevention, program evaluation, serving clients with limited literacy skills, low-income older adults, youth leadership, and community health coalitions. Read on to learn about our wonderful faculty and their contributions to the social work field.
Ramping Up Suicide Prevention at NC State
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Social Work researchers Willa Casstevens and Jodi Hall have received a federal campus suicide prevention grant that they hope will help change campus culture around suicide, and ultimately, change the statistics, too.
Suicide Prevention Program Earns Seed Grant Funding
An alarming rise in suicide attempts over the past year prompted Professor of Social Work Willa J. Casstevens to create a suicide prevention proposal for NC State’s campus. Dr. Casstevens developed the NC State Suicide Prevention Proposal with co-investigator Dr. […]