School of Social Work Hosts Research Presentation

09/18/2013 04:01 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU School of Social Work hosted Gary Mallon, the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Executive Director of Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work in New York City, for a presentation titled “Louisiana Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Project Closeout” on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The presentation, given in conjunction with the LSU School of Social Work and the Office of Social Service Research and Development research associates Siobhan Pietruszkiewicz and Vicky Tiller, was based on the results of a five-year Child Welfare Workforce Development grant. Their research included evaluation and web-based child welfare training curriculum.

Major outcomes from the project include the development of the Department of Children and Family Services Training Portal, Baccalaureate Social Work Child Welfare Core Competencies and the training of 43 Louisiana Child Welfare Scholars. More information on the Louisiana Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Project can be found at

The LSU School of Social Work 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. Visit the School of Social Work at

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013