Headshot of Dr. Coleen Cicale.

Dr. Coleen Cicale: Prioritizing People in Public Policy

Learn how Dr. Coleen Cicale of the Tulane University School of Social Work drives large-scale change by combining social work with a passion for public affairs.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Policymakers and community members collaborate within an image of clasped hands superimposed over a cityscape to illustrate the concept of social work policy advocacy.

Social Work Policy Advocacy: The Path to Societal Change

Policy advocacy can change social frameworks, including state and federal laws, to address social inequality. Find out the part social workers play in the process.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Dr. Tonya Hansel

Dr. Tonya Hansel: Inside a 20-Year Career in Social Work

Dr. Tonya Hansel has built a varied career in social work and disaster research. Explore her role as instructor at the Tulane University School of Social Work.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Woman and man sit on steps outside looking at a laptop.

MSW & DRL Dual Degree: Preparing Social Workers for Disaster Resilience Leadership

Disaster resilience leaders help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Visit Tulane University’s MSW/MS-DRL program to learn more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Social worker in leadership position mentors volunteer at outdoor event for a nonprofit organization.

The Role of Nonprofit Leadership in Impacting Community Change

Social workers with nonprofit leadership skills can bring about community change. Learn more about the skills needed for nonprofit organization leadership.

Monday, October 5, 2020

A social worker interviews a young couple for a counseling session.

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Social Work?

What can you do with a master’s in social work? Explore how Tulane University’s MSW trains compassionate leaders to advocate for social justice and lead change.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Dr. Deidre Hayes

Dr. Deidre Hayes: Supporting New Orleans Families Through the Role of a Social Worker

Deidre Hayes, professor of the School of Social Work, has spent over 20 years working with New Orleans communities. Explore the role of a social worker through her career.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

A tired social worker at her desk deals with the effects of compassion fatigue.

Combating Compassion Fatigue in Social Work

Compassion fatigue in social work can impact the ability of professionals to serve their communities. Explore what compassion fatigue is and how to treat it.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

An Indonesian family wades through flood waters, part of a community that is affected by collective trauma after a natural disaster.

Understanding Collective Trauma: The First Step Toward Healing

Collective trauma has serious consequences for societies and can increase the prevalence of depression and PTSD. Learn how social workers identify it.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work Patrick Bordnick, speaks in front of an audience.

Virtual Reality: The Future of Health, Behavioral Health, and Education

Discover what thought leaders such as Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work Patrick Bordnick have to say about the future of virtual reality.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019