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NASWSI has a unique curriculum for future social workers centered on tribal issues
We aim to be a resource for new and enrolled NMHU School of Social Work students. Check out our list of Helpful Links below:Helpful Links
NASWSI is proud to partner with these great institutions:
UNM School of Medicine, National Trial Tribal College, Advocacy, Inc. and Southwest Center for Law & Policy
Native American Social Work Studies Institute
Cultivating Resiliency in Social Work
A Message from the Director of NASWSI
The Native American Social Work Studies Institute (“Institute”) was conceptualized several decades ago by Dr. Evelyn Blanchard who spent her life’s long work helping others. The efforts of a small group of social workers and other helping professionals in partnership with New Mexico Highlands University established the Institute within the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. The Institute continues to offer education and training to social workers, students, and other helping professionals that support Native American social work practices and preserve our culture and values.
-Melissa E. Riley, Ph.D. Director, Native American Social Work Studies Institute
News and Updates
Stay up to date with the latest information and news on the Native American Work Studies Institute through our blog.
Youth Skills-Based Training: Recruiting a New Generation of Social Workers
New Mexico Highlands University's Facundo Valdez School of Social Work (FVSSW) is proud to announce a pioneering one-day skill-based training event for New Mexico high school students interested in pursuing a career in
Native American Social Work Studies Institute Announces its Student Ambassador
We are thrilled to announce that Marklin Morales has been selected as Student Ambassador for the New Mexico Highlands University's Facundo Valdez School of Social Work, explicitly representing the Native American Social
Engaging Through Film: Native American Social Work Studies Institute’s Movie Nights
The Native American Social Work Studies Institute is taking a creative and impactful approach to engage social work students with Native American and Indigenous issues. The Institute aims to foster a deeper understandin