Double Special Issue: The Epilogue


  • Jenny L. Jones Clark Atlanta University
  • Anthony P. Natale University of Oklahoma


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This epilogue comments on the Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping double Special Issue: A Call for Social Work Educators to Confront and Dismantle Systemic Racism Within Social Work Programs. The articles highlight the lived experiences, observations, and treatment of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in social work programs across the country and the impact on individual productivity, higher education institutions, social work curriculum and the social work profession. The issues create a lens for examination of behaviors and practices and suggest paths forward to address systemic racism within social work programs.

Author Biographies

Jenny L. Jones, Clark Atlanta University

Jenny L. Jones, PhD, ACSW is Dean and Professor, Whitney M Young, Jr School of Social Work, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA (

Anthony P. Natale, University of Oklahoma

Anthony P. Natale, PhD, MSW is Associate Professor, Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, University of Oklahoma, and Director, Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, Norman, OK (




How to Cite

Jones, J. L., & Natale, A. P. (2024). Double Special Issue: The Epilogue. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 30(1), 135–137. Retrieved from