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The School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Southern University at New Orleans is located in a culturally diverse city which serves as an incubator for our students. Through various community activities, our students can operationalize the themes of our program…advocacy, empowerment, and transformation.

The School of Social Work

This environment allows our students to become active participants in strengthening the residents, communities, and organizations of our great city and surrounding parishes. Our programs prepare our students to recognize and address the inequities in social justice and human rights for all but more importantly for persons who are disenfranchised.

With all the domestic and international environmental and societal concerns that permeate our local and global society, it is a wonderful and rewarding time to become a social worker. Our faculty represents a cross-section of experiences and training and willingly brings to the classroom their experiences in and knowledge of research, community empowerment, health care, mental health and evidence-based interventions with children, families, youth and the elderly. We encourage you to link to our faculty and contact them.

Our rigorous academic programs are known throughout this region. Both our BSW and MSW students are actively recruited upon graduation. You also will locate relevant information for potential students, including our MSW application, our BSW & MSW course descriptions, our educational philosophy, and student activities.

Please take time to know us. Our faculty, staff, students, and administrators are eager to respond to your inquiries.



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The Center for Grief & Trauma Therapy, located at the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work on the campus of Southern University at New Orleans, provides high-quality and compassionate counseling to children and adults dealing with grief or trauma in their lives. 

The Wisner Foundation generously funds services offered at the Center. As a result, all services are free to the public. Licensed clinical social workers and graduate interns help clients resolve issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and strained family relations through individual, family, or group counseling. The Center also provides community education on these vital topics. The Center is under Dr. Torin T. Sanders, LCSW, Associate Professor of Social Work.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call 504-286-5378 or email the Center at