Dr. Scott selected as one of 25 applicants for the Social Work Research to Policy Boot Camp


LSU School of Social Work (SSW) assistant professor Jennifer Scott was accepted to participate as one of 25 applicants selected to be a part of this year’s conference.

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) and The Fund for Social Policy Education and Practice (FSPEP) with support from the Lou and Samuel Silberman Fund at The New York Community Trust in partnership with The Urban Institute are conducting a Social Work Research to Policy Boot Camp on March 15-16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Scott’s research focuses on the experiences of people in poverty and immigrants in navigating their economic and social lives, as well as on the broader trends and sociopolitical determinants of poverty, inequality and migration. She is particularly interested in the strategies individuals, families and communities use to make ends meet, in particular those rooted in collaboration or collective action and those developed in response to crisis or disaster.

The goal of the FSPEP is to strengthen the social work profession by improving the effectiveness of policy and service efforts designed to ameliorate persistent poverty and growing inequality. The Social Work Research to Policy Boot Camp is designed to help social work researchers develop their ability to share their research effectively with policymakers. Over a day and a half, participants will interact with policymakers and media to learn what skills they need and through hands-on sessions participants will build these skills.

About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

Visit the School of Social Work at lsu.edu/chse/socialwork

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse