Dr. Carmen Monico just got published in global-impact journal on intercountry adoptions

Dr. Monico, Co-Director for the Joint Master’s Social Work (JMSW) Program of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), and Associate Professor in the JMSW and JPhD programs in social work got an article published in the last 2022 issue of Adoption Quarterly, the most prestigious journal for adoption research internationally.

As the lead author of this article, Dr. Monico builds on follow up to own dissertation research and country of expertise, Guatemala. The article is aimed at policymakers, advocates, and practitioners around the world involved in intercountry adoption globally, as it draws lessons learned from the moratorium of international adoptions from Guatemala to inform future practice in the field of intercountry adoption.

Monico, C., Rotabi-Casares, K. S. & Bunkers, K. M. (2022): The national adoption system and child protection in Guatemala: Looking back and examining the today. Adoption Quarterly, doi: 10.1080/10926755.2022.2156641
https://doi.org/10.1080/10926755.2022.2156641

JMSW Student Organization Participates in Walls of Love

The JMSW student organization recently participated in the Wall of Love campaign, which made its way to south Davie and East Washington Street.

It’s part of a national effort and UNCG and NCA&T students made it happen here.

Read Story.

JPSW Student, Angela Frankie Entzel, Wins an Award

Angela Frankie Entzel is the recipient of the Golden Key International Honor Society’s Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award.

It is Golden Key’s premier scholarship to support members’ post-baccalaureate study at accredited universities anywhere in the world. Emphasis is placed on why the student is continuing their education, future academic goals and career goals, as well as how the student feels that can truly create change in the future.

Frankie will be exploring the intersections of environmental justice and activism, climate psychology, emotional resilience, and ecotherapy.

Congratulations, Frankie!

The Joint Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Program Will Have 2 Information Sessions

Upcoming Session

When: December 3, 2022 at 10am-12pm
Where: Gibbs Hall Room 110 and virtual.
Parking is available in the lot outside Gibbs Hall.
For virtual, join with Zoom.
Who: Anyone interested in knowing more about the JPhD program can join.

Past Session

When: Saturday October 22, 2022 at 10am
Where: Virtual. Join with Zoom
Who: Anyone interested in knowing more about the JPhD program can join.

Lashaunda Lucas, PhD Candidate, to Defend Her Dissertation

What: Lashaunda Lucas, a candidate for the PhD in Social Work, will defend her dissertation titled “Know Your Worth: Self-Worth Development for Black Millennial Women in Intimate Relationships“.

The public is invited.

When: October 17, 2022 at 2pm

Where: NC A&T SU in Gibbs Hall 101

JPhD Student is Awarded the UNCG Lula Martin McIver Scholarship

We are please to announce that JPhD student, Helen Tadese, has been awarded the UNCG Lula Martin McIver Scholarship. The UNCG Lula Martin McIver Scholarship is part of the “The UNCG Guarantee Scholarship Program, established in 2009 through an anonymous gift, not only offers qualified in-state students the opportunity to attend college with little or no debt, but also integrates support systems that ensure student success. For more information, please visit The UNCG Guarantee.” CONGRATULATIONS MS. TADESE!

JSWP faculty Delivers Two Presentations at the Latino Social Work Organization (LSWO)

Dr. Mónico delivered two presentations at the National LSWO (Latino Social Work Organization) Latinx Social Work Conference held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) on April 6-9, 2022. Social work faculty, social work students, and allied human service professionals/faculty join this conference, which is a unique space for the Latinx social work community. The first workshop presented is titled “Conditions of Immigrants in U.S. Government Detention and Custody during COVID-19,” which was based on research with service providers of immigrants in the U.S. Dr. Mónico conducted this research with students, including Neema Olagbemiro, a PhD student of the joint program. Dr. Mónico presented another workshop titled “The Experience of Guatemalan Deportees and Their Intentions to Remigrate to the U.S.” This presentation is part of the 9-month tenure that Dr. Mónico is completing as an RTI University Scholar during the 2021-2022 school year, which focuses on analyzing, interpreting and writing the results of the Guatemalan Deportee Longitudinal Repatriation Study led by Dr. Wayne Pitts of RTI International.

JSWP faculty presenting at the International Studies Association

Dr. Carmen Mónico, faculty of the joint MSW and PhD presented with Dr. Wayne Pitts of RTI International at the International Studies Association 63rd Annual Convention titled “A Wider Discipline For A Smaller World” and held in Nashville, Tennessee on March 28-April 2, 2022. The presentation is titled “Evidence-based proposals for improved U.S. policies and programs to address the root causes of migration from the Central America Northern Triangle,” which is part of the Panel “Latin American Foreign Policy.” The 2022 Convention brought together a community 6,500 of international scholars from approximately 85 countries around the world. This presentation and the conference paper submitted to this convention is part of the 9-month tenure that Dr. Mónico is completing as an RTI University Scholar during the 2021-2022 school year, which focuses on analyzing, interpreting and writing the results of the Guatemalan Deportee Longitudinal Repatriation Study. Dr. Mónico and Dr. Pitts also presented the study findings at the Society for Social Work and Research held in Washington, DC in January 2022.