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New Trauma Informed Human Trafficking Certificate

New Trauma Informed Human Trafficking Certificate

Human trafficking is modern day slavery, a human rights injustice that subjugates 4.5 million individuals who are trafficked worldwide in the sex industry, 98 percent of them are women and girls. Although research and literature magnifies the plight and voices of women and girls, the voices and experiences of men and boys are often not documented,...

Four Barry faculty members honored as 2018 Top Black Educators

Four Barry faculty members honored as 2018 Top Black Educators

Four Barry University faculty members have been named 2018 Top Black Educators by Legacy Magazine. Barry's honorees join a list of other black educators in Miami-Dade County who are paving the way for students as they enrich their education. The award honors those educators “who play an integral role in shaping the lives of our young people...

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Barry MSW Student promotes Restorative Justice

Barry MSW Student promotes Restorative Justice

MSW Student Johanna Rodriguez Herrera along with assistant professor Dr. Sheila McMahon attended a training offered by the Restorative Justice Network of Catholic Campuses at Chestnut Hill College located in Philadelphia this past June. Being trained on Restorative Justice opened my eyes to how effective (and kind) integrative approaches can be in...

Dr. Phyllis Scott honored with 2018 Community Pillar award

Dr. Phyllis Scott honored with 2018 Community Pillar award

Dr. Phyllis Scott, dean of Barry University's School of Social Work, was honored with the Community Pillar award by the Heritage Planning Committee of the Black Affairs Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County. Scott received her award during the organization's annual Pillars Awards and scholarship presentation in downtown Miami. Seven honorees were...

The Heart of Experiential Art is COMMUNITY

The Heart of Experiential Art is COMMUNITY

Barry University School of Social Work recently collaborated with Miami Gardens High School students to participate in an experiential arts workshop. Barry MSW students Johanna Rodriquez, Shirley Roseman, and Becky Flowers joined faculty member Dr. Heidi LaPorte and Student Services Coordinator Yvonne Alonso in working with students on the value...

Voting is Social Work
A message from the Dean of Social Work

A message from the Dean of Social Work

Immigration and the "Zero Tolerance" Policy... The Barry University School of Social Work stands against the policy of separating children from their families. According to reports, thousands of children are being separated from their parents under the “zero tolerance” policy. Under this policy, families are entangled in a terrifying...

Social Work Helper Launches First Global Virtual Summit on World Social Work Day

Social Work Helper Launches First Global Virtual Summit on World Social Work Day

On March 19-20, 2018, Social Work Helper (SWHELPER) will be hosting the Global Social Welfare Digital Summit, a virtual conference for helping professionals within the human services, social work, mental health, healthcare, and social justice community. The Summit will be hosted live from Barry University School of Social Work in Miami Shores,...

Student Advocate Award

Student Advocate Award

In celebration of social work month, the CHRSJ is opening nominations for the Student Advocate Award. A one-time financial award of $250.00 will be awarded to a Barry University student that can demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice in their community with a focus on one or more of the 5 initiatives of the School of Social...

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