Please join Latin American Studies/Social Work Master’s degree candidates as they discuss key findings and practice implications from their thesis research.
Trauma in the Americas: Social work approaches to research
Panelists: Moravia de la O, Ana Hernández, and Lynn Panepinto
Discussant: Professor Lauren Gulbas
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Moravia de la O is a third year dual master’s degree student in Latin American studies and social work. Her research looks at the social and emotional impacts of disappearance on the lives of activist mothers — mothers involved in grassroots organizing to find their disappeared children — and the manifestations of resilience within collectives led by these women in contemporary Mexico. Moravia has worked on a number of human rights issues in the Americas including domestic and sexual violence, immigrant rights, and the Drug War in Mexico.
Ana Hernández is a third year dual master’s degree student in social work and Latin American studies. Her social work and research experiences have primarily centered on Latinx immigrants in the Central Texas area and nearby immigrant detention centers. Ana’s thesis, “Becoming Undocumented and Unafraid,” explores how the construction of illegality in the United States impacts undocumented youth on their journey toward activism and advocacy.
Lynn Panepinto is a third year dual master’s degree student in social work and Latin American studies. Her academic and professional experience has focused on providing support and advocacy for children and families who have experienced trauma, particularly related to sexual violence. Her thesis research is based on data that she collected about intervention services for child sexual abuse in Lima, Peru, and it explores the implications for child protection work in cross-cultural settings.
Lauren Gulbas, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. As a cultural and medical anthropologist, Gulbas has a long-standing interest in understanding how social change in local contexts shapes cultural meanings and experiences of distress. Her research contributes to theoretical paradigms that explore the complex linkages between macro-level processes, such as culture change, and individual experiences of distress, including depression and attempted suicide.Find out more »
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Join Jennifer Luna Jackson, Director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services, for a 6-part series of workshops on Mondays from in the DiNitto Center (Room 2.220) These workshops will allow participants to talk with other job seekers about what is working and not working for you in your job search, the stresses associated with interviewing, the uncertainty in the economy, and any other job search-related concerns you have. The opportunity to share your experiences, frustrations, challenges and opportunities is the greatest strength of this group. This is an open and informal group.
This session will explore how to make the most out of the upcoming social work career fair, as well as any future career fairs you might attend.
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The DiNitto Center for Career Services would like to welcome all current students and alumni to join us for our Spring 2018 Career Fair on Friday, April 19th from 11 – 3 AM.
Available for MSSW & BSSW students!
Professional dress encouraged!
Join us to find amazing job opportunities while enjoying some amazing free food!
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Join us in the Utopia Theatre for an overdose prevention & response training from experts at the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative.
This training is sponsored by the Youth Substance Misuse & Addiction Pop-Up Institute.
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