Northwestern represented at Oklahoma Social Work Educators Forum

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Northwestern represented at Oklahoma Social Work Educators Forum

 Social Work Educators Forum

Pictured are members of the Oklahoma Council on Social Work Education Accredited Social Work Educators. Sitting in the front row (from left) are Northwestern representatives Dr. Kylene Rehder, chair of the Department of Social Work, and Shelby Hall, director of Social Work Field Education.
Dr. Kylene Rehder, Department of Social Work chair, and Shelby Hall, director of Social Work Field Education, represented Northwestern Oklahoma State University at the Oklahoma Social Work Educators Forum held at the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work this month.

The forum provides Oklahoma social work educators a platform to discuss common educational trends, challenges and opportunities. This year’s forum focused on social work workforce needs in the state and effective strategies for improving student writing and critical thinking skills. This annual event provides social work programs an opportunity to strengthen their partnerships and collaborate on solutions to address the state’s social welfare needs.

Rehder serves on the planning committee for this annual meeting and presented the group with an update regarding the status of Northwestern’s social work program. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited programs in attendance were from the University of Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University, East Central University, Northeastern State University and Northwestern.

For more information on Northwestern’s Department of Social Work, please contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or by email at kdrehder@nwosu.edu.

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