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Social Work Department COVID-19 Resources and Information

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for Social Work Students and Professionals

Social workers are uniquely situated in disaster and emergency situations to assist communities with their immediate response, coping strategies, and processing after the fact. The UNI Department of Social Work collected several resources, links to more information that can help social work students and professionals during this challenging time, and opportunities for support in BSW and MSW field seminars. 

For information and updates about UNI-specific COVID-19 announcements, please access UNI Forward Together. 





Sensory Modulation during COVID

Iowa Department of Public Health "Resources for Supporting Underserved Populations". Click the link below for Iowa-specific resources and guides for working with specific populations: 

Coping and Therapy Specific:

Movement and Physical Health:

Mental Health Crisis Support:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Click for Live Online Chat

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Field Seminar Meetings for UNI Social Work Students

Jenny Becker, Director of Field Instruction, is hosting weekly field sessions through the end of the Spring 2020 semester on Fridays (April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, and May 1st, 2020). Topics include sharing of field requirements, resources, and support.  Zoom and phone links are sent to current interns weekly. 

Students not currently in field can email Jenny at if they want to be included.

The sessions are as follows:

BASW interns (current and future) - 9:00-10:00 a.m.
MSW Foundation interns (current and future) - 10:00-11:00 a.m.
MSW Specialization interns (current and future) - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.