Sandler School Receives Inaugural ‘SUDEALS’ Award

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022
Sandler School Receives Inaugural ‘SUDEALS’ Award

On behalf of the Sandler School of Social Work, Heather Howard, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW, associate professor, applied to the inaugural Substance Use Disorders Education and Leadership Scholars (SUDEALS) program at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and was recently informed that the school received the SUDEALS award for the 2022-23 academic year. SUDEALS seeks to:

  1. develop a cohort of social work leaders specializing in substance use disorders by engaging BSW and MSW students, together with practice, research, and policy mentors;
  2. provide scholarships to BSW and MSW students to incentivize their opportunities to practice in this specialty area;
  3. create opportunities for social work field instructors and their agencies to enhance their training and mentorship of social work students through acquisition of cutting-edge information on available evidence-informed interventions;
  4. and strengthen agency/university partnerships to test innovative practice interventions through social work research.