Faculty note: Social Work’s Higgins, Trimberger earn grant funding

Social Work Professional Programs faculty members Doreen Higgins and Gail Trimberger are representing one of eight social work programs across the nation to receive funding from the New York Community Trust in conjunction with the Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center. The “Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports (Partnerships Project)” one-year grant is aimed at preparing social work graduates via competency-based curricular resources for effective practice in federal Administration for Community Living, funded aging and disability resource centers. It is anticipated that the grant will continue for two additional years to support social work student stipends and collaborations between the Social Work Program and aging and disability resource centers throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, to recruit social work graduates to careers in long-term services and supports.