Facundo Valdez School of Social Work

Facundo Valdez School of Social Work The school of social work completed a very successful accreditation review by the Council on Social Work Education. Thanks to all of our students.
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New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work is the oldest school of social work in New Mexico, dating back to 1974. It is also one of the oldest schools accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in the Southwest.

Operating as usual

06/08/2021

Updated Booklist: for Fall 2021 has been sent to all currently enrolled students by email. If you did not receive a copy of the booklist, you can email [email protected] for a copy of the PDF attachment.

06/01/2021

REMINDER: Today is the deadline to apply for a CYFD Stipend!! If interested please contact Felicia Martinez, Stipend Coordinator, at [email protected].

First Annual Hi-Low Ride for KidsCalling all motorcycle and lowriders to join Big Brother Big Sisters on an epic ride on...
05/13/2021
2021 Hi-Low Ride for Kids

First Annual Hi-Low Ride for Kids

Calling all motorcycle and lowriders to join Big Brother Big Sisters on an epic ride on the High and Low Road to Taos! All entry fees and funds raised will support your local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. This is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.
https://give.bbbsmountainregion.org/event/2021-hi-low-ride-for-kids/e335523

Get together your friends who bike or low ride and join Big Brother Big Sisters on an epic ride on the High and Low Ride to Taos. All entry fees and funds raised will support Big Brothers Big Sisters in your local community. (All vehicle types welcome!)

Online MSW Program Available Now!!Dear Students: As we announced in early April, we have launched a fully Online MSW Pro...
05/13/2021
MSW | New Mexico Highlands University

Online MSW Program Available Now!!

Dear Students:

As we announced in early April, we have launched a fully Online MSW Program (starting this Fall 2021) to serve students who have lacked access to our program in the past. This new program is separate from our regular program.

Applications are now being accepted, and there are a very limited number of full-time/part-time spots available in the new Online MSW Program for this fall. Admission preference is given to students who live in rural areas, tribal communities, and/or reside at a distance from one of our campus/center locations.

If you are a current BSW student who has been accepted into our current MSW program, you should keep your current spot. But if you want more information about the new online program, either for yourself or someone else you know, please contact Prof Amy Messex ([email protected]) with any questions you have. You are also welcome to forward this email to those in the community who might be interested.

This is an exciting development that will allow the School to expand our reach to students and clients who may currently be underserved.

Thanks,

Dean Durán

Dr. Cristina Durán, LISW
Dean
Facundo Valdez School of Social Work
New Mexico Highlands University

https://info.online.nmhu.edu/msw/?utm_source=referring&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partnersite

The online MSW program at Highlands University is CSWE accredited, and the university is HLC accredited. Our affordable tuition earned us a Best Bang for the Buck recognition from Washington Monthly magazine.

Scholarship Opportunity: Deadline May 7th!!https://everylifefoundation.org/rare-scholarship/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId...
05/05/2021
Rare Scholarship | EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases

Scholarship Opportunity: Deadline May 7th!!

https://everylifefoundation.org/rare-scholarship/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=840ffecb-ccae-4cfe-8b58-d7ac58ee93cf

Living with a rare disease means managing unique challenges, including frequent doctor visits, rigorous treatment regimens and hospitalizations, and exposure risks. While quality and duration of life continues to improve thanks to improved diagnosis and treatment approaches, individuals living with....

Hello Community Partners,I am reaching out because we have 3 opening at LFS. We are looking for an Education Coordinator...
05/04/2021
Current Career Opportunities at Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

Hello Community Partners,

I am reaching out because we have 3 opening at LFS. We are looking for an Education Coordinator, a Bilingual Case Manager and a Resettlement aide. I am including a brief description of each for you to reference. Please share it widely within your networks.

Education Coordinator:

The Education Coordinator position is responsible for the implementation, coordination, of the Refugee School Impact Program (RSIP) and reporting for the Program Director. The program provides services to refugee students like tutoring, mental health services, summer school, and parent engagement. In addition, the Education Coordinator will be responsible for collaborating with refugee network partners, contractors, school districts, administrators, and classroom teachers to deliver quality, coordinated educational services for refugee youth and their families while improving academic performance, social adjustment, and increasing parental involvement.

Bilingual Case Manager:

The Bilingual Case Manager provides services to agency clients , assisting with stabilization, promoting self-sufficiency, and long-term integration for clients and/or family members. Services will be provided to specific, highly vulnerable individuals, including individuals with: complex medical needs, survivors of torture, individuals living with mental health issues, including those with acute psychological distress related to PTSD, clients who have spent unusually long periods of time in refugee camps, single mothers, elderly individuals without family support systems, unaccompanied minors, LGBTI-identified refugees, HIV-positive, and other populations with intense medical, mental health, or social integration issues. Direct case management will be provided, often in Spanish.

Resettlement Aide:

The Resettlement Aide position provides services for newly arrived refugee families throughout the client integration process to include but not limited to services in areas of Refugee health, Housing, Case file support and audit and inventory management according to the cooperative agreement between Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) and Federal, State and Private Funders of programs. The Resettlement Aide will support team members to ensure services meet and or exceed agency expectations.

You can find the full job descriptions and people can apply through this link:

https://lfsrm.applicantpro.com/jobs/

If you have any questions about any of the job descriptions please feel free to reach out to me. Thanks!

Karina Burciaga
Community Programs Manager
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Albuquerque Sub-Office
4105 Silver Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87108
Direct: 505-835-5521 | Fax: 505-503-1697

See current career opportunities that are available at Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

We are pleased to announce the opening of our virtual Social Work Student Art Show:http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-ga...
05/03/2021

We are pleased to announce the opening of our virtual Social Work Student Art Show:

http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/

(click the video under the poster: https://vimeo.com/542364763)

Hope you enjoy it! Congratulations to all the talented artists in the show ✨💜

We are pleased to announce the opening of our virtual Social Work Student Art Show:

http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/

(click the video under the poster: https://vimeo.com/542364763)

Hope you enjoy it! Congratulations to all the talented artists in the show ✨💜

We are excited to announce that there will be a virtual art show for the 10 winning artworks: "Envisioning Social Justic...
04/28/2021

We are excited to announce that there will be a virtual art show for the 10 winning artworks:

"Envisioning Social Justice: Social Work Student Art 2021" will run May 1-June 18.

We were amazed by all the wonderful artwork submitted for the social work student art contest. With a 'Social Justice' theme, students really came through and the results were inspiring.

Keep an eye out for the exhibit link coming at the end of this week.

Congratulations and thanks to all the artists!

We are excited to announce that there will be a virtual art show for the 10 winning artworks:

"Envisioning Social Justice: Social Work Student Art 2021" will run May 1-June 18.

We were amazed by all the wonderful artwork submitted for the social work student art contest. With a 'Social Justice' theme, students really came through and the results were inspiring.

Keep an eye out for the exhibit link coming at the end of this week.

Congratulations and thanks to all the artists!

04/27/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Please join us for the very last Mindfulness Break this semester:

*today at noon*
https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/4539583560

We will be doing a 10 min guided mindfulness activity; cameras can stay off if preferred.

Hope to see you there.

Be well, everyone!

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04/26/2021
04/26/2021

Social Work students--please check your NMHU email for link to the STUDENT SURVEY (ends this week!)

The New Mexico Public Education Department is hosting the 4th  Annual Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Support Young Parents...
04/23/2021

The New Mexico Public Education Department is hosting the 4th Annual Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Support Young Parents and their Children on April 28, 2021 (12:00-4:30) and May 5, 2021 (12:00-4:00).

The purpose of the annual Town Hall Meeting is to gather young parents and supporters from schools, state agencies, and community-based organizations across the state to celebrate the success of young parents and share inspirational stories and experiences. There will also be opportunities to identify the needs and challenges that young parents face and recommendations to address these challenges.

Please share this registration with young parents and those working with young parents in your communities. Questions regarding the upcoming Town Hall Meeting may be directed to Jessica Harper, Expectant and Parenting Youth Coordinator, at [email protected] or via phone at 505-827-1816.

https://web.cvent.com/event/4a4fa18b-bb45-4a1b-9eaf-85654d887f30/register

The New Mexico Public Education Department is hosting the 4th Annual Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Support Young Parents and their Children on April 28, 2021 (12:00-4:30) and May 5, 2021 (12:00-4:00).

The purpose of the annual Town Hall Meeting is to gather young parents and supporters from schools, state agencies, and community-based organizations across the state to celebrate the success of young parents and share inspirational stories and experiences. There will also be opportunities to identify the needs and challenges that young parents face and recommendations to address these challenges.

Please share this registration with young parents and those working with young parents in your communities. Questions regarding the upcoming Town Hall Meeting may be directed to Jessica Harper, Expectant and Parenting Youth Coordinator, at [email protected] or via phone at 505-827-1816.

https://web.cvent.com/event/4a4fa18b-bb45-4a1b-9eaf-85654d887f30/register

Happening Tomorrow!!
04/23/2021

Happening Tomorrow!!

Happening Tomorrow!!

04/21/2021

Good morning,

West Texas Counseling & Guidance located in San Angelo Texas is pleased to announce an expansion of clinical mental health outpatient therapy services through the Permian Basin.

Permian Basin Counseling & Guidance (PBCG) hopes to open an office in Carlsbad, NM later this year.

We are seeking clinicians working towards full licensure. (LMHC / LMSW/ LAMFT) Below is the link for the job posting and where to apply.

Please share this link with your upcoming graduates, as well as previous students. Clinical supervision will be offered at no cost.
https://www.indeed.com/job/counselortherapist-associate-lmhc-lmsw-lamft-lpca-7b4773ef1bfae158

In addition, can you please share the link for our fully licensed job opportunity?
https://www.indeed.com/job/counselortherapistlpcclcswlmftpsychologist-pay-commensurate-w-license-5c646e8c817fdd2b

Please feel free to share my email and contact information. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact me with any questions or concerns. My contact information is listed below.

Thank you!

D’Nae Johnson, LCSW

Regional Director, Permian Basin Counseling & Guidance
36 E Twohig, Ste 600 San Angelo, TX 76903
O: 325-944-2561 C: 806-777-6779
E: [email protected]
Website: https://www.sanangelocounseling.org/
TX # 59682
NM # C-11684

04/20/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Mindfulness Break (15 min) NOON Tues 4/20 a brief guided mindfulness activity followed by a few mins of open discussion. You are welcome to keep cameras off. Link: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/4539583560

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Save the date!! Join us for student awards on Monday, April 19th.
04/15/2021

Save the date!! Join us for student awards on Monday, April 19th.

Save the date!! Join us for student awards on Monday, April 19th.

04/13/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Happening Today!! Mindfulness Break (15 min) NOON Tues 4/13 a brief guided mindfulness activity followed by a few mins of open discussion. You are welcome to keep cameras off. Link: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/4539583560

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04/09/2021
Free and open to all NMHU students, staff, and faculty. Also open to friends, families, and the community!
04/09/2021

Free and open to all NMHU students, staff, and faculty. Also open to friends, families, and the community!

Free and open to all NMHU students, staff, and faculty. Also open to friends, families, and the community!

04/06/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Mindfulness Break (15 min) NOON Tues 4/6 a brief guided mindfulness activity followed by a few mins of open discussion. You are welcome to keep cameras off. Link: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/4539583560

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04/01/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Library Presentation Tomorrow:
Basic Research Techniques and Library Resources
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/7249763018
Meeting ID: 724 976 3018

Please Join Us!!

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04/01/2021

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR FALL, 2021, OPENS @ 6 AM ON MONDAY, APRIL 5th!! Please check your live.nmhu.edu email for a message from the School of Social Work with important information regarding early registration. Thanks!

03/30/2021
03/30/2021

Dear Students,

Please be advised that the Mindfulness Break scheduled for today at noon has been Cancelled.

Mindfulness Breaks will return at the normally scheduled time, 12:00 noon next week, April 6th.

Your SW Events Team,

Amy, Asia, Marian, Lawrence, and Sharon

Save-the-Date: Dr. John Tourangeau will present on Monday, March 29th at Noon on Zoom.
03/24/2021

Save-the-Date: Dr. John Tourangeau will present on Monday, March 29th at Noon on Zoom.

Save-the-Date: Dr. John Tourangeau will present on Monday, March 29th at Noon on Zoom.

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New Mexico Highlands University, Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM
87701

Telephone

(505) 232-6000

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LCSW AND LMSW JOB OPPORTUNITES: POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE! Full time, salaried position for clinical therapist in a behavioral health outpatient clinic. Supportive, fast-paced team approach to treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Opportunities for providing evidenced-based treatments for groups, individuals, couples, and walk-in therapy services. Experience a true interdisciplinary team setting of medical and clinical professions to support wrap around services for patients. Opportunities for participating in didactic and continuing education trainings. The Addictions and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at the University of New Mexico Hospitals is a non-profit community comprehensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program for adolescents and adults focused on treating high acuity individuals with substance use disorders and an array of co-occurring conditions, as well as co-occurring psychosocial issues. We provide psychiatric, primary care, and psychotherapeutic services (group, individual, family, and couples therapy). Our therapists team hopes to provide evidence based treatments to be utilized as part of a holistic and individualized care to the Bernalillo County population at Large and surrounding counties. Population we serve: We provide services to patients as young as 14 years old to any adult age. Our program also provides medication assisted treatment and therapy to pregnant women through our Milagro program. In terms of diverse population, we serve underserved individuals that belong to all ethnic, racial, and sexual minorities, as well as different socioeconomic status, non-English speakers, uninsured, underinsured, Medicare/Medicaid and private pay. The majority of our patients receive aid through government programs and some of our patients are part of the homeless community. https://hospitals.health.unm.edu/intranet7/apps/live_hire_20/live_hire_cc.cfm?fuseaction=posting_detail&posting_id=15409703&fbclid=IwAR1paCAUlteXXCK2hNWXDVYd8k_mQa9uPPa_T9pFB80u0v37G7IFrLPX7uU
Hi all. I am wondering if anyone is interested in text books for the master program. I’m not sure if the books have changed from 2017, but I have quite a few for 1st year MSW and the other books I have are for the L & A track. Please let me know if interested.
Kids Counseling Inc in Las Vegas, NM is hiring a Family Support Specialist. Must have a Bachelor's Degree in a helping field (Social Work, Counseling, etc.) and two years experience working with communities in social service areas. Must live in the Las Vegas/Mora or surrounding areas. Email resume to [email protected] or fax to 505-425-9223. See more information on the position at
Hi all! The Children's Grief Center + Grief Resource Center is offering its bi-annual training! This will now be held entirely online! Please visit our site to register, or contact us with any questions! https://facebook.com/events/s/bereavement-facilitator-traini/330837974574043/?ti=icl
Sadly, Social Work alum, Geneva Rudolph, has passed away. Geneva attended main campus and graduated with an MSW in the Bilingual Concentration class of 2010. Geneva was a great friend to the School of Social Work and will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences to all her friends and family.
Social Work Yogis- I see you! I am excited to announce that Social Work Yogis has started a Facebook Group to accompany our growing international community! I am truly in awe by some of the work being done by #socialworkers who are #yoga #wellness and #mindfulness #researchers, #educators, #yogateachers #yogatherapists, #yogastudio owners, #wellnesscoaches leaders of #nonprofits, #smallbusinesses and #entrepreneurs. I want to share the work you are are doing that is making our world a much better place. Please visit our existing page if you haven't already and show it some LOVE by giving it a LIKE and sharing with others but more importantly please join our new Group! See the links below. FB Page Name Social Work Yogis https://www.facebook.com/socialworkyogis/ FB Group Name International Social Work, Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2306301132728353/ The goal of the group is to network with the #socialworkoygis and lift up the work you are doing in the world. Please join us to get informed and be inspired, make new connections and find new resources.
A wonderful opportunity available to those who are looking to work with children and families...
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Please share if you know any Mental Health Professionals or recent graduates! Contact Debbie Ortega for additional information at: 505-333-0203; [email protected]
Job Openings for BSW! The 13th Judicial District Court Pretrial Services (the only Pretrial Program in the State of NM run using a social work model/framework!) is recruiting for 3 open positions in Sandoval County. These positions do not require a social work licensure, but social work education/experience is preferred. -1 Background Investigator, Full-time,TERM, in Bernalillo, NM. -2 Pretrial Services Officer 1, Full-time, TERM, in Bernalillo, NM. For more information:
Highlands should boycott Santa Ana Star Center and not use this venue for graduation ceremony if they allow the Trump campaign to hold a rally at their facilities. This is a link to one of two protests planned against it. https://www.facebook.com/events/935456083469836/?ti=cl