Tag Archives: Social Work

Phi Alpha Honor Society inducts 35 new members

The Phi Alpha Honor Society inducted 35 new members during a virtual ceremony on March 9.

An honor society for social work students, Phi Alpha welcomed the following 14 BSW students to its Delta Delta chapter: Brenda Burnias, Sister RoseAnn H. Castilleja M.C.M., Yadira Chavez, Veronica Clark, Salma Cuellar, Amanda Garcia, Megan Garcia, Stephanie Garcia, Yvette Hughes, Carolyn McDuff, Daniela Pimentel-Frank, Felicia Ramos, Gingerlei Seda and Melissa Thomas.

Phi Alpha inducted 20 MSW students: Daniela Aguirre, Carolina Nathalia Ball, Lauren Brinch, Ashleigh Cantu, Fernanda Garza, Laura L. Griffin, Bianca Hayes, Irvin J. Henry III, Stacy L. Legrand, Krysten Mabry, Amanda Mittlieder, Nuria D. Padro, Adria Michelle Perez, Olivia Phanchan, Maria Sanchez, Gabriela Sanders, Stephanie Shipman, Jennifer Salerno, Shauntenette Telepak and Courtney White. 

Phi Also also inducted one PhD student: Crystal Garcia.

Professor Gallegos develops human trafficking video seminar for social workers

Kimberly Gallegos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, has developed a one-hour video seminar, “Human Trafficking: A Training for Social Workers,” for the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Social workers will be able to earn continuing education units for free through the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the Texas Health and Human Services Commision websites.

The seminar is designed to provide social workers with a solid understanding of this social (in) justice issue while emphasizing the reasons that the education and training that social workers possess make them ideally suited to assist victims and survivors.

The training has been approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in accordance with HB 2059, which requires human trafficking training for certain health care practitioners.