1937-1946: The Struggle for Life and Survival
1947-1956: Building on the Beginnings
1957-1966: Changing with the Times
1967-1976: Developing a Bigger Vision
1977-1986: Growing Through Hard Times
1987-1996: Preparing for a New Century
1997-Future: The Vision
2003: Rewriting the law
In 2005, following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, social work professionals, trained to provide assistance and support in times of emergency, were desperately needed. Once again, just as it had been nearly 70 years before, the LSU School of Social Work met the need. Current students, faculty, and graduates provided clothing and support to survivors, worked with children separated from their parents, and welcomed displaced students into the program.
Throughout the recovery efforts, LSU School of Social Work researchers led the way in determining the best methods to help people rebuild their lives. Among the many projects were studies into the mental and emotional effects of the storms on elementary school students, as well as research on how the School of Social Work's own students responsed to the stress of disaster recovery efforts.
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