Social work


Support MSW 2016 Hooding Ceremony -- 50/50 Raffle!

March 10, 2016

Oviatt Library


Buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win some extra cash and support the Class of 2016 Hooding Ceremony! The way it works: Purchase raffle tickets: $5 each. Encourage friends and family to buy tickets. On Saturday, March 19, 2016 one lucky person's ticket will be chosen and awarded half of the money raised! The more tickets you buy, the higher chances you have of winning more money.  Read more

Award News: Dr. Amy Levin Receives $1.69M for CalSWEC

February 16, 2016

man carrying big bag of money

Amy Levin, Professor and Chair of the Social Work Department, has won two contracts of $1,512,732 and $178,700 from  UC Regents. The awards continue support for the Title IV-E Social Work Training Program and Mental Health Stipend Program, respectively, at the California Social Work Education Center/CalSWEC. 

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Letter of Solidarity

December 19, 2014

Oviatt Library

We are posting the CSUN MSW Department Letter of Solidarity. Our attempt was to adequately capture the feelings of outrage, frustration, humiliation, shame and pain experienced by so many communities for so many generations without access to true justice or healing.  Our letter builds from the work of Portland State University, Simmons College, and Smith College; joins the growing number of schools/departments that have made a public statement; and upholds our obligation as social workers to speak out against social injustices.

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CSUN students on path to legislative bill

June 10, 2013


Inspired by one member’s personal struggle, a group of CSUN social work graduate students introduced a legislative bill to help mend the issue of juvenile solitary confinement.

The students, who will graduate this May, aimed to expand on Senator Leland Yee’s 2012 bill, SB 1363, which did not pass, to lower the hours allowed for juvenile solitary confinement. Read more

Hard Work, Determination Pay Off as Students Prepare for Graduation

June 10, 2012

Terriel Cox

Terriel Cox lived in 11 different foster care homes and attended five different elementary schools by the time she was 11-years-old. Her father was not in her life and her mother was an alcoholic who struggled with substance abuse.

The native of San Diego said she could have been one of the hundreds of youth in California’s foster care system that never go to college but a social worker changed her life. When Cox first arrived at Cal State Northridge in 1998, she began a mission to help young people like herself who have been raised in the foster care system. Read more

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