The Abilene Christian University School of Social Work seeks, within the context of a Christian higher education institution, to prepare graduates as effective and ethical professionals who incorporate best evidence in practice; promote social justice for vulnerable persons everywhere through service and leadership roles; and, advance social work knowledge through research and other scholarly activities.

Graduates of the ACU School of Social Work possess the skills necessary to effectively serve oppressed and vulnerable people and improve their quality of life. They work as change agents in a number of areas, including: health, mental health, social enterprise, public policy, politics, children and family services, child welfare, school social work, gerontology, military services, international social work, juvenile services, and criminal justice.

Graduates from the ACU School of Social Work are prepared to become leaders in their areas of interest, utilizing evidence-based interventions and contributing to the knowledge of the profession through effective and ethical practice, as well as dissemination of research and practice findings in professional journals and other venues.

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Submissions from 2020


Social Work Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Experimental Medicine Exploring Issues in the Xenotransplantation Context, Alan Lipps and Kyeonghee Jang


Meta‐analysis of public perception toward xenotransplantation, Chace Mitchell, Alan Lipps, Luz Padilla, Zoie Werkheiser, David KC Cooper, and Wayne Paris

Submissions from 2017


Case Study: Healthy Texas Women program in the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, Saul Francisco Delgado


Attachment to God, Locus of Control, and Outcome in the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students, Misty Schoephoerster

Submissions from 2016


Measuring Organizational Climate at the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, Sarah E.A. Floyd

Submissions from 2015


Knowledge of Gender Equity Among Faith-Based Universities in Texas, Stephanie Hamm and Rachel Slaymaker