Social Work @ PLU

Are you interested in working with children with emotional and behavioral issues? Do you believe everyone is entitled to access to health care? Are you frustrated by what you hear about social welfare programs? Are you passionate about speaking for those who have no voice?

The overarching goal of the program is preparation for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, households, groups, communities, and organizations. If you are excited about tackling some of today’s major social challenges and enjoy working with people, then social work may be just the career for you!

Educating caring, skillful generalists to be ethical agents for global and local change.”

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Wild Geese, Work, and Wonder

Created by Becca McInally, a Sr. Social Work major and former Wild Hope Fellow, this podcast is designed to foster conversation and deeper reflection on vocation. We interview current students and alumni from PLU from various disciplines, asking big questions, and really fleshing out what vocation looks like in the everyday.

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PLU Social Work Professor JoDee Keller, Social Work Field Supervisor Claudia Miller, and former Social Work majors Chance LasDulce, and Rachel G. Wohrle have collaborated on an article discussing parental involvement in schools which was recently published in Children & Schools.

Read it here!

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