It is my position that a college classroom environment must support mutual learning to meet specific course objectives while highlighting connections to personal experience. Storytelling is a pedagogical approach to teaching adult learners that supports this position.
Owens, Allessia P., Anthony, Rebecca S., Venable, Victoria M. and Jewell, Jennifer R. (2020) Measuring Undergraduate Social Work Students' Knowledge and Understanding of Privilege and Oppression. vol. 5. no. 3. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice. Web Address
Owens-King, Allessia P. (2019) Secondary traumatic stress and self-care inextricably linked. vol. 29. no. 1. pp. 37-47. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment/Taylor & Francis.
Jewell, Jennifer R. and Owens-King, Allessia (2017) Confronting carceral power through experiential learning in macro social work practice. pp. 403-413. Social Work Education.
Brown, Annie, Gourdine, Ruby M., Waites, Shante and Owens, Allessia P. (2013) Parenting in the twenty-first century: An introduction. vol. 23. no. 2. pp. 109-117. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Owens, Allessia P. (2012) The Affordable Care Act: Implications for African Americans Living with HIV. vol. 22. no. 3. pp. 319-333. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies
Organization website https://www.socialworkers.org/
Council on Social Work Education
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
Organization website http://www.cswe.org/
The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
Measuring Undergraduate Social Work Students’ Values and Understanding of Privilege and Oppression
February, 15 2019
Salisbury University Teaching and Learning Conference,
Case study: Confronting Carceral Power through Experimental Learning in A Macro Social Work Practice Course
February, 17 2017
Salisbury University Teaching and Learning Conference, Salisbury, Maryland
This case study highlights the importance of macro practice courses within the social work curriculum. Macro practice courses provide opportunities for students to critically reflect on the connection between individual problems and unjust social systems.
Factors Associated with Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Social Workers
May, 4 2016
Behavioral Health Administration Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (Martin's West )
This workshop will present the results of a study on the relationship between social work practice and secondary trauma. Findings indicate that the extent and intensity of work with trauma- exposed clients are risk factors for secondary trauma