March 18, 2019

World Social Work Day, March 19, celebrates the profession and its practitioners

World Social Work Day is March 19, a day to spotlight and elevate the field of social work and the nation’s 680,000 social workers. This year’s theme is Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships.

March 15, 2019

Supporting communities in the face of fear, intolerance and violence

Following the deadly anti-Muslim attack in Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand, the School of Social Work leadership calls for unity in supporting communities in the face of fear, intolerance and violence. 

March 13, 2019

School of Social Work child and family welfare expert James K. Whittaker celebrates the 50th anniversary of landmark book, The Other 23 Hours

The Other 23 Hours: Child Care Work with Emotionally Disturbed Children in a Therapeutic Milieu, a groundbreaking publication for care staff working with challenging children and youth, celebrates 50 years in print. The book was co-written by James K. Whittaker, the School’s Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor of Social Work Emeritus.

February 8, 2019

School research study receives $3.6 million to develop an intervention for LGBT older adults with memory loss

A new evidence-based intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults living with memory loss, including those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias was awarded a five-year $3.6 million grant. 

February 5, 2019

Assessing health disparities among Washington state agricultural workers

Washington is the third largest exporter of food and agricultural goods in the country. The UW schools of social work, public health and medicine are conducting a study to assess health disparities among agricultural workers who support this thriving industry.