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MEET OUR GRADUATES: Reflections of Lady Franco, M.S.W. Graduate

“Although this last year has been hard, the support of classmates and professors has empowered me to see that I can accomplish anything,” says Lady Franco.

MEET OUR GRADUATES: An Advocate for Members of the LGBTQ Community with Substance Use Disorders

“RIC taught me how to work and collaborate with people from different backgrounds while embracing my own,” says Brynn Terry.

RIC Social Work Students and Faculty Member Earn Prestigious NASW-RI Awards

Rhode Island College Impact

RIC’s School of Social Work has a statewide reputation for producing superior graduates taught by exceptional faculty.

First She Leveled Up Her Skills in Grad School – Today She’s DCYF Deputy Director

Rhode Island College Impact

Brandi DiDino, whose love and life purpose has been child welfare for almost 20 years, recommends that all social workers pursue an M.S.W. degree.

Grad Degree Lifts Her From Low-Wage Earner to High-Paid Professional

Rhode Island College Impact

Upon completion of this unique M.S.W. program, Silvia Adames will become a fully licensed behavioral health counselor.

Two Social Work Majors Are Helping Their Latino Community

“After all these years of working in the Latino community, it’s clear to me that the United States needs more bilingual counselors.” – Cruz Zapata

New Center Seeks to Eliminate Barriers in Latinx Mental Healthcare

Rhode Island College Impact

The Atrévete Center of Excellence for Latinx/Hispanic Social Work Practice plans to add up to 55 bilingual providers across Rhode Island by 2027.

RIC B.P.S. Student Helps Single Parents Find Safe Haven

Julissa Pereira tells her clients, “Whatever your goals are, it’s doable, it’s feasible and, if you want it, it’s within reach.” She then adds, “I’ll be behind you every step of the way.”

Grant Aims to Elevate Latinx Behavioral Health Care in RI

Rhode Island College Impact

A School of Social Work grant will fund essential clinical behavioral health services training to assist Hispanic communities statewide.

New Interagency Program is Helping Social Workers Become Licensed Clinicians

Rhode Island College Impact

Here are some of the faces of R.I.’s future social work clinicians earning their M.S.W. degree at Rhode Island College.