CSWE Minority Fellowship Program Award

MSW student, Annette Popernik has been awarded the Minority Fellowship Program- Youth for Master's Students from the Council on Social Work Education.

The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood.

As a fellow in the MFP-Y program, Annette has the opportunity to enhance her training experience while working with at-risk adolescents during her last year in the MSW program. The fellowship includes online training, professional development opportunities, and an in-person training in Virginia, which will allow Annette more practice in cultural competency.