News & Views from the Department
Welcome To Dr. Tara Hammar:
The Department of Human Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Tara Hammar as a new full-time faculty. Dr. Hammar has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Prior to coming to MSU Denver, she taught at the University of Connecticut and East Carolina University. Since 2006, she has worked for the Denver Children’s Home; her most recent position was the Treatment Leader for the daytime program. She brings a wealth of clinical experience as well as experience supervising interns. Some of the classes that Dr. Hammar will be teaching include Small Group Dynamics, Family Systems, Practicum, and Internship. She lives with her husband, Curtis, and their two Great Danes: Lila (8 years old) and Lily (4 months old).
Study Abroad Opportunity:
Course: Global Metal Health: The Case of India
This is a three week study abroad course that focuses on the history, culture, and mental health issues of India. The course includes a service learning component that will have students working daily with an organization that supports individuals with mental health issues, women, and children in Pune. Travel dates will be from 5/17/14 - 6/3/14. For more information, please view the youtube video here: http://youtu.be/LWR-Cs0CQiw And contact Dr. Shawn Worthy at: email@example.com
MSU's Denver Fire and Emergency Services. The photo below, submitted by Kayla Rauh, won 3rd place in Campus Compact of the Mountain West’s (CCMW) Service in Action Photo Competition. The photo shows the Fire and Emergency Services Club teaching families in our community about fire safety as part of the club's Fire Safety Service Project: