A Survey of School of Social Work and
their Offerrings of Course Work in Forensic Social Work
Presenters: Dr. Ira Arthell Neighbors, LCSW
and Dr. Jay Hedgpeth, LMSW
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)
The primary objective of this workshop is to disseminate information on schools
of social work that offer forensic social wok course work at the MSW and BSW
levels. A survey of MSW and BSW Schools/Departments of Social Work in the
United States accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is being
conducted by Drs. Ira A. Neighbors and Jay Hedgpeth of Southern University at
New Orleans (SUNO). This survey research is under taken to find out what
schools are offering training in forensic social work. This study is a replication of a
15 year earlier study that surveyed only MSW programs. This study is different in
that it includes both BSW and MSW programs. As well, the outcomes of the study
will provide material for presentations at various social work conferences and
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