Social Work Students Present Papers At State Conference

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UAM social work students and faculty who attended the national conference of the National Association of Social Workers were (from left) Donna Taylor, assistant professor, Alma De La Cruz of Crossett, Priscilla Hughes of Junction City, Sabrina Smith of Monticello, Rex Davis of Monticello, Jennifer Nicholson ofMonticello, Taylor Holland of Gentry, and Ashley White of White Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Media Services)

UAM social work students and faculty who attended the national conference of the National Association of Social Workers were (from left) Donna Taylor, assistant professor, Alma De La Cruz of Crossett, Priscilla Hughes of Junction City, Sabrina Smith of Monticello, Rex Davis of Monticello, Jennifer Nicholson ofMonticello, Taylor Holland of Gentry, and Ashley White of White Hall.
(Photo Courtesy of Media Services)

MONTICELLO — Two social work students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello presented an original research poster at the 35th annual conference of the Arkansas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers’ in Little Rock on April 2-4.

   Alma De La Cruz of Crossett and Alex Black of Monticello presented their research on the Youth Promise Act, a bill currently being considered by Congress which aims to address prison reduction by providing communities with needed funding to effectively address youth violence. The bill makes provisions for mentoring, intervention, and education assistance to vulnerable youth. De La Cruz and Black received honorable mention recognition for their work promoting the bill.

   Two UAM faculty members also presented research. Marie Walker and Donna Taylor,assistant professors of social work, presented research on “The Phenomenon of Adultism: What Are We Doing to Our Children?” Their research examined stereotypical ideologies held about adolescents by society at large and presented opportunities to encourage youth to be more proactive in their community, their state and on legislative issues.

   Nine UAM social work students attended the conference, participating in three days of educational seminars while networking with professionals from as far away as California.

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