May 6, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on pre-tenure track scholars; May 27 webinar explores issue

Non-tenured university faculty are facing exceptional challenges, perhaps particularly distinctive for schools of social work, according to new research by Associate Dean and Professor Paula Nurius and Emerita Professor and Dean Nancy Hooyman.

May 3, 2021

Latino Center for Health finds COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy low among Latinos but access remains a concern

A new survey conducted by the Latino Center for Health found that nearly two-thirds of Latinos/Hispanics are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but that access to the vaccine continues to be problematic.

April 27, 2021

Study focuses on role health professionals may play in the legal process to restrict firearm access

A new study in the Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research examines the role of healthcare and social work professionals when faced with a court order to restrict an individual’s access to firearms.

April 26, 2021

Op-ed calls for urgent action on federal legislation to prevent child sexual abuse

This op-ed written by Jon R. Conte, director of the School's Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, appeared in The Houston Chronical on April 23, 2021.

April 22, 2021

A message from the School of Social Work leadership team on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict

A jury of the people has spoken: Tuesday’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial marks one of the first times that the murder of a Black person by a police officer has resulted in a reckoning within the legal system.