Before she came to know Baylor as a student, Lucy Huh, a doctoral candidate in Baylor’s Garland School of Social Work, was first introduced to Baylor through the late Diana R. Garland – the namesake and inaugural dean of Baylor’s School of Social Work – and her pioneering research on clergy sexual abuse of adults. Clergy sexual abuse occurs when a person with religious authority intentionally uses their role, position and power to sexually exploit a congregant. As a survivor-advocate of clergy sexual abuse, Huh found a home to pursue her own research at Baylor.
Lead advisor to the president, Methodist Children’s Home Part-time staff, First Methodist Church of Waco Founder, motivational speaker, rapper and trainer, MovementUP LLC...Ahmad Washington advises, preaches and ministers to youth and raps to his own music. Sometimes he does it all at the same time. Weekdays, he serves as lead advisor to the president of Methodist Children’s Home. He’s also a part-time staff member at First Methodist Church of Waco. And in between, he runs his own motivational organization, MovementUP LLC, emphasizing positivity and connection between students and teachers.
PODCAST: Caregivers are prime candidates for burnout, but social worker Holly Oxhandler says we find healing when we honor God’s image in ourselves and those we serve.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2023) – Baylor University has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish an interdisciplinary project that focuses on helping congregations embrace young people with disabilities, mental health challenges and chronic illnesses.
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While pursuing her master’s degree in social work at the Garland School, Bianca Smith realized she wanted to pursue private practice...and she has done just that!
Trinity is a case manager for Baylor Athletics. "I find myself on a field or around horses at the barn more often than the average social worker probably does. It is a fast-paced environment, but I’ve never had so much fun at a job."
As far back as she can remember, Karleigh Conway has always loved hearing people’s stories. Whether they were about dreams, passions, hurts or recovery, she drank them all in...preparing her for a life in social work.