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If you’re passionate about creating change, you belong at The Ohio State University College of Social Work.

You’ll join students, faculty and alumni who build stronger communities, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice. Here you’ll collaborate with the social work community to improve and resolve an extensive array of contemporary social problems – using your degree as an integral and valuable resource to the State of Ohio and the nation.

Research Brief: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Physical Health Outcomes of Children in Foster Care

Research Brief: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Physical Health Outcomes of Children in Foster Care

Children of color—especially Black and Indigenous children—are disproportionately overrepresented in foster care and experience barriers …

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Helping patients achieve an optimum level of social and educational development

Originally from Fremont, Ohio, Saquena is active in community awareness and the education of Sickle Cell Disease. Her interests lie in empowering young adults with chronic illnesses. Her goal is to assist and support patients while they achieve their optimum level of social and educational development. Before joining Ohio State in 2003, she was employed as a case worker by the Select Specialty Hospital and as a social worker by Directions for Youth and Families and St. Stephens Community House. Saquena is a member of NASW and serves on the board of trustees as vice president for a non-profit youth …

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Saquena M. Atkins MSW '01

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  • 12th

    Ranked 12th nationally, by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools.

  • $6M

    Received in social work research dollars that address real-world problems with the goal of promoting health and wellness for all members of society.

  • $51k

    Average median salary for social workers; employment opportunites expected to grow 9% with 74,000 openings each year.

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