Social work


CSUN MSW Response to the Tragedy in Orlando

June 14, 2016

Oviatt Library

Dear Students and alumni,


The faculty of the Social Work Department urges students, faculty, staff, alumni and the wider CSUN community to support victims and their families in the wake of senseless hate crime and to demand social justice in our nation and the world.


The members of California State University, Northridge Department of Social Work offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and members of the Orlando community who lost loved ones during Sunday’s shooting. This is but one in a series of acts of hate and terror to have plagued our nation in recent years. It is difficult to comprehend violent acts like this or to fully understand the grief of those who are suffering. What we can do is unite as a community against further divisiveness and stand together against acts of hate and for a vision of a just and whole society.

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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


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