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Deb Aden

Deb Aden

Instructor, BSSW


Health Science Center - Sioux Falls 366

Phone: (605) 357-1316



Field Director for both BSW/MSW social work programs. Assistant Professor teaching SWK seminar for both programs. Travel to Vermillion and do clinical visits of all field education students.

Teaching Interests:

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Diversity, Field Education, interviewing skills employment skills

Research Interests:

Cultural Sensitiveity Field Education Domestic Violence/Sexual Assualt Rural vs Urban culture

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licesnsed Ceritfied Social Worker, State of South Dakota
  • CSW licensure for the State of South Dakota, State


  • Mental health literacy among rural older adults, University of South Dakota. Grant Role: Supporting. (2012 - 2013)
  • South Dakota Child Welfare Training Project, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. (2010 - 2013)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Norris, Debra, and Aden-Ripperda, Deb. NCWWI BSW traineeship programs: Legacies & lessons learned.. Albany, NY: National Child Welfare Workforce Institute., 2013.

Awards and Honors:

  • Deb Aden, USD, 2019
  • Humanitatian Award 2015, City of Sioux Falls, 2015
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club member, UNITED WAY/USD, 2015
  • Disabilities Commission, Appointed by the Mayor of Sioux Falls, 2015
  • SiouxEmpire Heart club member, United Way, 2014
  • Nominated for the Humaitarian Award City of SIoux Falls, CIty OF Sioux Falls and Students from social work program, 2014
  • Embe Mentoring nomination...Sylvia Heniken Award, MSW students and SD network, 2014
  • Chairwoman of United Way Disabilites Team, United Way, 2011
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club Member, United Way, 2011
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club Member, United Way, 2010
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club Member, United Way, 2009


  • Aden-Ripperda, Deb. Professionalism. Presented at the NASW SD, USD. (December 5, 2012)
  • Aden-Ripperda, Deb. Getting Ready for Field Internship. Presented at the Deb Norris Class HBSE, Vermillion. (October 2012)
  • Aden-Ripperda, Deb. Field Education Opportunites/Avera and USD. Presented at the Avera Behavioral Health, Avera Sioux Falls. (February 22, 2011)