IWU Partners on Addiction Counseling Program

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Indiana Wesleyan University is partnering with White's Residential and Family Services of Wabash on a program for addiction counseling students. The agreement involves practicum and joint research projects.

March 28, 2014

News Release

Marion, Ind. - Indiana Wesleyan University has signed an agreement with White's Residential and Family Services of Wabash, Indiana to create "a high quality practicum experience and research opportunities" for students majoring in addictions counseling at the residential campus in Marion.

Representatives of IWU and White's have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing two IWU students each year to a practicum program at White's, and agreeing to collaborate on least one outcome/research project each year, the results of which may be submitted to journals by IWU faculty.

White's Residential and Family Services describes itself as "a nonprofit social services organization that works to redirect, rebuild and restore children, teens and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth." Founded in 1850, the faith-based organization has its origins in the dream of a Quaker businessman named Josiah White, a wealthy railroad magnate who set out to help "the most deserted of children."

"This is a great opportunity for both organizations," said Residential Campus CEO and Executive Vice President Dr. Keith Newman. "As a Christ-centered institution, we have a mandate to instill in our students the teaching of Jesus: 'whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' We're delighted to begin a long and productive partnership with an organization committed to serving 'the least of these.'"

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. The University, founded in 1920, is committed to global liberal arts and professional education. Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University's main campus in Marion, Indiana. Nearly 12,500 adult learners attend classes at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online.

Source: Indiana Wesleyan University