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Feb
22
2019
$2M Gift Establishes Chair for Baylor’s GML Program
Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million to create an endowed Chair in Global Leadership within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The gift, which was made by Baylor parents from California, will support the School’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) program, whose purpose is to contribute to Christ-centered international development through culturally informed education.

In addition to providing programmatic funding for the GML program, the gift also will support a full-time faculty member to lead the program and help grow its outreach and curriculum to equip not only GML students, but also Garland School students interested in serving globally.

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Feb
22
2019
Turn around and walk against the system of sexism in the Church
Unfortunately, and tragically, the news released earlier this month about sexual violence in Baptist life was not surprising. My mentor and our social work school’s namesake, Diana Garland, was telling these stories at least a decade ago. Yet, the news was still heartbreaking. It provoked anger – in my house, in my church and in my school. It re-surfaced trauma and reminded us of so much pain lived and experienced, still, by far too many in our immediate circle of friends and family.

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Feb
15
2019
The Impact of Social Workers on Mental Health
Did you know that 43.8 million adults experience some form of mental illness in a given year? Within that 43.8 million, nearly 1 in 25 adults (roughly 10 million) are living with a severe mental illness.

Social workers are in a unique position to offer hope and healing to those suffering from mental illness. Read on to learn about the need for experienced and competent mental health social workers and how a master’s in social work degree best prepares these professionals to meet the need of this growing population.

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Feb
8
2019
Celebrate Black History Month 2019
At the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, we celebrate and honor Black History Month by providing education regarding Black History Month, featuring faculty who are engaging in events promoting Black History Month, and providing information about local events celebrating Black History Month.

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Feb
1
2019
Baylor Student Joyelle Gaines: Why I Pursued an MSW
MSW Student Joyelle Gaines explains why she chose to pursue her MSW and tells about the community she has found at our Houston Campus.

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Feb
1
2019
Dr. Dickey Addresses the Influence of Perceptions
Dr. Jennifer S. Dickey, lecturer and director of the GML program, treated California Baptist University students to a lecture on the influence of perceptions. She spoke as part of CBU's Culture and Justice Lecture Series.

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