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October 23, 2017   Digest | Two School of Social Work graduate students receive…

Two School of Social Work graduate students receive national fellowship

October 23, 2017
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Two master's degree students at the UGA School of Social Work will carry out their final master's year as CSWE Fellows.

Star Farrington and Dashawna Fussell-Ware have been selected by the Council on Social Work Education for its Minority Fellowship Program Youth Master's Student program. The fellowship is highly competitive; of 180 applicants, only 40 fellowships were awarded. Fussell-Ware and Farrington are the first students from the UGA School of Social Work to receive the award since its inception in 2014.

Fellowship recipients receive specialized training on mental health issues of children, adolescents and transition-age youths; a monetary stipend of $6,500 for one year; and other professional development support. The program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The goal of the fellowship program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master's-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16-25).

 

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