Social Work Education and Hurricane Florence

  • Peter V. Nguyen UNC Wilmington
Keywords: social work education, condensed curriculum, student success, emergent volunteering


The article explores the educational experience at the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Social Work before and after Hurricane Florence in September 2018. The article covers topics of teaching with a condensed curriculum and how to best work with social work students to ensure success. The article also ties in the concept of emergent volunteering as a part of the social work field internship. Finally, the article proposes ways of utilizing the unique expertise in social work to prepare for future disasters.