As the death toll from the pandemic continues to rise, it is not just these individuals whose futures are lost. About 140,000 children in the U.S. have had at least one parent die from Covid; most of them are children of color. More than one-fifth of these will need a relative caregiver – maybe a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or older sibling.
Pandemic creates inequities among children raised by family caregivers
Research Associate Professor Emerita Nancy K. Grote dies
Nancy K. Grote, a research associate professor emerita who joined the University of Washington School of Social Work faculty in 2007, died December 23, 2021.
Jeffrey Jenson, School alumnus and noted prevention scientist, receives 2022 SSWR Career Achievement Award
Jeffrey Jenson (MSW ’87, PhD ’88), Philip and Eleanor Winn Endowed Professor Emeritus at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, received the 2022 Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research at its annual conference in January in Washington, D.C. Jenson received his doctoral training at the University of Washington School of Social Work in 1988.
New study shows Latinos and Latinas experience disproportionate economic impact from pandemic
A new study from the School’s Latino Center for Health reports that many Latinos and Latinas in Washington state are not able to meet their basic needs, including healthcare, food and housing.
Strive receives $50,000 award from UW CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund
Strive, a parent education and support program that engages parents in the visitation process and prepares them for more quality time with their children, received an Innovation Gap Fund award of $50,000.