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Brian Bride is training the next generation of clinical social workers and conducting important research on the prevalence and severity of secondary traumatic stress and its effect on those who work with traumatized populations.

Donna Leigh Bliss, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, has been involved in community outreach since her first semester at UGA when she and her students worked with families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. 

Trisha Reeves, associate professor in the School of Social Work, uses the classroom experience to demonstrate how knowledge derived from research informs new understandings of human behavior.

Tony Lowe, associate professor in the School of Social Work, helps his students understand the need to be “fearless lifelong learners” and effective social work advocates.

Michelle Carney, a professor in the School of Social Work, prepares her students for leadership roles in nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being of individuals and communities.

Professor Betsy Vonk in the School of Social Work helps her students prepare for successful careers by giving them plenty of time to try techniques, role-play and discuss real-world cases.

Tiffany Washington, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, prepares future medical social workers to meet the needs of Georgia’s increasingly diverse older adult population.

Harold Briggs, director of research and professor in the School of Social Work, advances the rigor of the profession by facilitating funded research while also teaching students to effectively use science in problem solving to foster well-being and positive social…