UA Little Rock MidSOUTH has received more than $8 million dollars in contracts from various Arkansas state agencies using federal flow-through funding. These contracts further the state’s mission of creating safe and happy environments for children and families in Arkansas. In addition to providing service learning opportunities for students in the field of child welfare, MidSOUTH is a full-scale training and education organization. Since 1991, MidSOUTH has equipped students, practitioners, providers, and advocates with essential tools to empower oppressed and vulnerable populations and improve communities. The program accomplishes these tasks through continuing education in the areas of child welfare, healthy families / family support, parenting education, addictions, prevention, treatment, and recovery. MidSOUTH is the community service arm of the School of Social Work at UA Little Rock.
“In the last 5 years, MidSOUTH has experienced exponential growth in terms of contract funding, program development, services performed, individuals trained, and persons employed,” Gigi Peters, MidSOUTH executive director said. “It is so exciting and fulfilling to be part of a team with such flexibility to welcome such change.”