Mid-South Family & Community Empowerment Institute

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Mission Statement

To provide a central organization to conduct research and training, as well as to provide information, assessment, referral, and wraparound services to the Mid-South.


Dr. Greg Washington
Dr. Elena Delavega

Special Projects

Free 3 CE Training: "No Wrong Door – Integrating Behavioral Health Across Healthcare Settings" by National Trainer, Suzanne Daub, LCSW on September 16th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Sponsored by The University of Memphis School of Social Work & Mid-South Social Work Professional Development Initiative (MSW-PDI), and The University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD).

View the Flyer or Register Now

Upcoming Trauma Education Trainings offered by The Mid-South Family & Community Empowerment Institute and Network for Overcoming Violence and Abuse (NOVA)

Click here for the Healthy Blocks presentation from Dr. Harden's January 11th training.

2015 Annual Symposium of the University of Memphis Department of Social Work

Beverly Robertson was keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Symposium of The University of Memphis Department of Social Work and Mid-South Family & Community Empowerment Institute. The 2015 symposium was titled 150 Years after Appomattox: Social Work & the Reconstruction of Human Dignity. Ms. Robertson opened the Symposium with a powerful address on this topic. Watch her address here.

Students Helping Students Program

Office Hours: FALL 2015

Monday: 8:00AM-1:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM-12:30PM/ 4:30PM-7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00AM-2:00PM/ 4:30PM-7:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM-2:00PM/ 4:30PM-7:00PM
Friday: Email to schedule appointment if needed
Location: 111 Browning Hall
*If you are interested but these times do not fit your schedule, please contact us; availability is flexible.

Mid-South Family & Community Empowerment Institute:

Scope of Work

The purpose of the Institute would be a multi-faceted facility focusing on service to the community via the following major areas:


  • Training (BSW & MSW Students, LMSW, LCSW Licensing Training, Staff Development Programming, Continuing Education).
  • Research and Data Center (gathering, analysis, and dissemination).

Short Term:

  • Intake, Screening, Assessment, Evaluation and Support.

Long Term:

  • Social work evidence-based interventions and wraparound services (Referral unless specific gaps in service cannot be otherwise addressed).

Benefits to Students

The Institute would advance the pedagogic mission of the University of Memphis through the development of student placements in a supportive environment in direct contact with the School of Social Work.


Ability to leverage community relationships to develop field internships to fit student needs, particularly:

  • Non-traditional students with complicated schedules
  • Returning veterans
  • Students with special needs