Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian University, 1984 Page: 339
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for 'Children in Need,' aging
To strengthen the growing department, a new
faculty member was hired. Dr. Rae Adams, formerly
with Amber University, joined the department in
January as an associate professor and as director of
gerontology and social services administration.
The department also was increasing its outreach.
The department received a $116,000 grant from the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for
use in training professionals in Central Texas who dealt
with family violence. A "Children in Need" program
was developed to provide this training.
The department sponsored a series of eight work
shops, which focused on areas of family violence.
One workshop was designed to help social workers
educate parents in child management skills, communication
skills and in basic information about
Other workshop topics ranged from counseling
children to sexual abuse. Participants learned improved
Workshop leaders were Terry Morris, assistant professor
and "Children in Need" director, and Coy
Pullara, associate professor and director for the social
work program. - Tammy Dahlof and Becky Troute
Top: Terry Morris lectures at
a social work seminar.
Social Work/Sociology * 339
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