Michael S. Spencer has been appointed Ballmer Endowed Dean of the University of Washington School of Social Work. His appointment, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents, begins July 1, 2023.
Michael S. Spencer selected dean of the School of Social Work
School of Social Work leaders salute faculty members during Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. In its continued commitment to support Black experience, progress and feminism, this month the leadership team of the School of Social Work recognizes the outstanding contributions of School faculty members who are Black women.
School of Social Work study confirms human services workers are underpaid
A new study from the University of Washington School of Social Work estimates that human services workers in Washington state make at least 30% less than workers in other industries. For human services workers employed by nonprofit organizations, the gap is 37%.
Social Work Month focuses on breaking barriers and empowering communities
March is Social Work Month and this year’s theme is Social Work Breaks Barriers.
Organized by the National Association of Social Workers, Social Work Month casts a spotlight on social work and the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers – one of the fastest growing professions in the country. As the population ages, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for social work services will increase to more than 800,000 by the year 2030.
New study links year-round warm temperatures with increased gun violence
A team led by Vivian Lyons, a researcher at the UW School of Social Work’s Social Development Research Group, has linked above-average temperatures at any time of the year with an increased risk of shootings. The interdisciplinary study, the largest to date on the issue, was conducted with data from 2015-2020.