FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A Fayetteville State University professor in the School of Social Work was awarded $10,000 from the Council of Social Work Education’s Kendall Institute to integrate simulation-based education into preparing students to assess food insecurity with community assessment models within the classroom.
Erica Campbell, Ph.D, associate professor, will lead a course to increase students’ knowledge of food insecurity in different settings, and guide them through interactive simulations and real-world scenarios related to community assessments and food insecurity.
“There is a need to prepare social work students to understand the complexities of food insecurity locally and globally,” said Campbell. “Equipping students with the skills and knowledge to effectively assess food insecurity in local and global communities is key to identifying solutions to address food insecurity in our communities.”
The grant will allow students explore complex scenarios and develop critical thinking, problem-solving and assessment skills to address food insecurity in local and global settings. Food insecurity is influenced by a range of interconnected factors including poverty, access to markets or agricultural infrastructure in the region. This simulation-based education prepares social work students to address food insecurity using interactive and immersive learning experiences.
About the Kendall Institute:
The Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (Kendall Institute) strives to prepare educators, researchers, students, and practitioners for an increasingly global community through its programs and initiatives. Established with contributions to an endowment in honor of international social work icon Dr. Katherine A. Kendall, the Kendall Institute promotes standards of excellence for international social work to integrate related concepts into social work curricula and seeks to enrich perspectives, understandings, collaboration, and networking in the social work community.